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Viewing Fotografiska Shanghai and Berlin

Founded in Stockholm in 2010 by brothers Jan and Per Broman, Fotografiska is one of the world’s leading centres of contemporary photography. It now has three museums worldwide (Stockholm, New York and Tallinn) and has three more in the works. Both the Shanghai and Berlin outposts are poised to open later this year, while the Miami venue is slated for 2023.

The museum in Shanghai will open in an early 20th-century warehouse near the recently renovated Suzhou Creek area. The 4,637-square-metre building spans four floors and features extensive exhibition galleries, indoor and outdoor event space, a concept store and a restaurant overlooking the river. The Berlin museum, meanwhile, will move into the well-known abandoned department store on Oranienburger Strasse in the heart of the city’s Mitte district.

Like the existing Fotografiska venues, the new spaces will host a programme of rotating exhibitions spanning various genres. Expect to see established names like Andy Warhol and Martin Parr shown alongside lesser-known artists and rising stars. If its string of recent exhibitions is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat.

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01 March 2022
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Viewing The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection is one of the finest civic museum collections in the UK. The collection of around 9,000 objects was assembled by Sir William Burrell (1861-1958) and his wife Constance and generously donated by the couple to the City of Glasgow in 1944.

Although best known for its glorious collection of gothic and early renaissance works of art from Northern Europe, and its significant group of Degas works, it also includes one of the most significant holdings of Chinese art in the UK. Additionally, it is home to an important collection of medieval treasures including stained glass and arms and armour, over 200 tapestries which rank among the finest in the world, and paintings by such celebrated French Impressionists as Manet and Cézanne.

The Burrell Collection is housed in a purpose-built premise in Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park. The building, which has been closed for refurbishment since 2016, will now reopen in March. When it does, you’ll be able to visit all three of its floors, including the museum’s stores; enjoy new immersive and interactive displays; and access new learning and community areas, a refreshed café, indoor picnic areas as well as a bigger shop.

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01 March 2022
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Viewing The new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

Originally scheduled to open in 2020, Norway’s new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design will now open on 11 June 2022. The largest museum in the Nordic region brings together the collections of three of Norway’s most important art institutions: the former Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, which closed in 2016; the Museum of Contemporary Art, which closed in 2017; and the National Gallery, which closed in 2019.

Designed by German architects Kleihues + Schuwerk, the new National Museum will display more than 5000 artworks spanning millennia and media. Among the star exhibits are Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1893) and a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh from 1889, which was recently confirmed as genuine after 50 years of uncertainty. Elsewhere, you’ll find everything from prints and drawings, including the largest collection of drawings outside of Dresden by the German romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, to textiles, Chinese Imperial porcelain and Swiss landscape paintings.

The vast 54,600-square-metre building features extensive exhibition galleries, cafes, a shop and the largest art library in Norway. The architectural showstopper, however, is the Light Hall, an illuminated exhibition space at the heart of the building with marble glass walls. It will host a rich programme of temporary exhibitions, the first of which will be a survey of contemporary Norwegian art. Never has there been a better reason to visit the Norwegian. Capital.

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11 June 2022
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