Many people who don’t normally visit museums have a tendency to dismiss them as boring and often wonder what the appeal is. People visit museums for a variety of reasons, some personal, some historical and some social. You really do feel good when you enter into a museum.
So here top 6 museums that are opening in 2019:
1. Museum of Modern Art:
This museum is situated in New York. It has its opening in summer this year. The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA’s) multi-year expansion project is adding 30% more space for displays—an extra 15,000 sq. m. There are also new flexible spaces dedicated to contemporary design, performance and film. MoMA’s 2019 programme is devoted to showing works from the collection.
2. National museum of Qatar:
The opening date of this long awaited National museum of Qatar is March 28. It is situated in Doha. The museum is organized in three chronological parts: Beginnings (the geological period prior to humans inhabiting the peninsula); Life in Qatar; and Building the Nation. Heritage objects on display include the Pearl Carpet of Baroda, which was commissioned in 1865. The French architect Jean Nouvel’s interlocking disc design, inspired by the desert rose, is bound to make the building an essential cultural destination in the Gulf.
3. Muzeum Susch:
Located in Susch, Switzerland, The Muzeum Susch was opened on 2 January, 2019. Grazyna Kulczyk, one of Poland’s most prominent contemporary art collectors (and reportedly the country’s richest woman), is launching a private museum in the remote town of Susch in the Swiss Alps. Located on the former site of a 12th-century monastery, the museum encompasses more than 1,500 sq. m of gallery space.
The project is being funded by Kulczyk.
4. The Shed:
This New York based museum has its inauguration in this year’s spring season.
“The original idea was relatively simple: provide a place for artists working in all disciplines to make and present work for audiences from all walks of life,” says Alex Poots, the chief executive. The Shed’s outer movable shell, part of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro design (in collaboration with the Rockwell Group), coasts on steel tracks, doubling the building’s footprint.
5. Centre Pompidou x West Bund Art Museum:
This beautiful museum is situated in Shanghai. Opening of this museum is somewhere in the mid of 2019. Exhibitions drawn from the holdings of the Paris institution will be shown at the museum, which is based in a wing of the new 25,000 sq. m West Bund Art Museum designed by the UK architect David Chipperfield. The project is driven by the district government of Xuhui and the Shanghai-based real estate company, West Bund Development Group.
6. Humboldt Forum:
This amazing museum is situated in Berlin. It has its opening in September, 2019. It will house Berlin’s non-European ethnological and Asian art collections; permanent displays on the history of the city; spaces for temporary exhibitions; and an open research laboratory run by Humboldt University.
“It will be a center for exhibitions, performances, and perhaps its key purpose, civic debates,” says Neil MacGregor, the former director of the British Museum and one of the founding directors of the Humboldt Forum.