Articles tagged Museum


What did it take to build Africa's first museum of contemporary art?

Cape Town – While transforming 42 concrete silos into Africa’s first museum of contemporary art, Heatherwick Studio added convex glazing to the original structure. 


With MO Museum, Studio Libeskind gives setting to Lithuania’s cultural story

Vilnius – The private institution reflects the past, present and future of the nation’s artists, inviting locals and tourists to understand Lithuanian heritage even better. 


What design needs, says a museum director, is more of this sassy Italian term

Paris – For Olivier Gabet, the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, there's something timely about Tutto Ponti, the institution’s current exhibition.


The visitor souvenir at Amsterdam's new Fashion for Good museum? An action plan

Amsterdam – Local Projects’ Jake Barton explains how the institution’s interactive experience can help promote behavioural change in consumers.


With Amos Rex, Helsinki goes underground to rise as a cultural destination

Helsinki – The director of Amos Rex, Kai Kartio, explains how Finland’s newest museum fills a previously-vacant gap in Helsinki’s artistic scene.


Fiandre hits the floor for Alfa Romeo

Arese, Italy – Fiandre and Camerana&Partners join forces in the pursuit of longevity in a historical restoration project for the Alfa Romeo Museum


Innocad dissolves the typical museum formula

Graz, Austria – Innocad has taken up the challenge of dissolving the typical museum formula for the History Museum in the former Herberstein Palace.


Modern space, museum content

Leeuwarden,  – In the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics shop-café, i29 merges unexpectedly contemporary design with the museum’s contents.



Rem Koolhaas: ‘For institutions to stay alive, they have to experiment’

Amsterdam – Visitors are encouraged to find their own path through AMO’s steel landscape at the Stedelijk Museum. 

Musée de la Romanité by Elizabeth de Portzamparc. Photo Serge Urvoy

Elizabeth de Portzamparc fashions a glass toga on the Musée de la Romanité

NÎMES – The Musée de la Romanité, designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, shimmers in the light as it faces the exceptional piece of history embedded in the city – the Arenas …

Tirpitz Blavand Bunker Museum by BIG. Photo Rasmus Hjortshoj / Rasmus Bendix

BIG buries a sanctuary of light into the sand of a former war zone

BLAAVAND – The Tirpitz bunker is the biggest and heaviest of 200 bunkers along the Danish coast and has been turned into collection of museums.


To engage with sustainability, the museum experience becomes participatory

SHANGHAI – Collective brings together researchers, artists, and audience to address sustainability and turn observation into participation at the Himalayas Art Museum.

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