The Smithsonian Magazine has compiled their list of the nine must-see new museums opening in 2017.
Ranging from art in Africa to fashion in Marrakech, high tech biblical exhibits and online exhibitions to culture in the desert, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming year.
Museum of the American Revolution—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Set to open in April, the museum will feature immersive experiences to transport guests back to the 1760s. The centrepiece of the collection is George Washington’s original tent.
American Writers Museum—Chicago, Illinois
Opening in Chicago in Spring 2017, the American Writers Museum will look at the way writers have influenced American cultural identity.
Museum of the Bible—Washington, D.C.
With state of the art interactive exhibits the $42 million Museum of the Bible has ambitions to be the world’s most technically advanced museum when it opens in November.
Museum MACAN—Jakarta, Indonesia
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN), will be Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to current works of art and is set to open in November.
Remai Modern—Saskatoon, Canada
Opening in Autumn, the Remai Modern will reach beyond the new building by holding online art exhibitions.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent à Marrakech—Marrakech, Morocco
The museum, which opens in Autumn, will hold clothing, accessories and sketches as well as a research library.
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture—Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Opening in Summer, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is located at the spot where oil was first discovered in the Saudi Arabian desert.
Beit Beirut—Beirut, Lebanon
Beit Beirut occupies the Yellow House and will be a memorial of Lebanon’s Civil War when it opens in September.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa—Cape Town, South Africa
Opening in September, ZeitZ MOCAA is the largest museum built in Africa for a century and will be the first museum in Africa solely dedicated to contemporary art.