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New art museum to open in San Francisco

The new International Art Museum of America (IAMA) opened its doors to the public in San Francisco’s Central Market Art District, US, on 15 October. Waterfall gardens; meeting and event

spaces; and a giſt shop form part of the 21,000sq ſt (1,951sq m) IAMA, which pro- vides a new non-profit, permanent art attraction. According to IAMA, its mis- sion is to offer visitors the chance to view the “most beautiful and precious” works in a bid to promote spiritual health and cul- tural development.

Dresden’s new-look military

Te Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany, has been reopened to the public aſter an extensive redesign, which was led by US-based architect Daniel Libeskind. Initially founded in 1897,

the attraction is now the offi- cial central museum for the country’s armed forces and has more than 10,500 exhib- its on display, dating back to the 14th century. Te museum is one of the

largest across Germany, with around 20,000sq m (215,278sq ft) of exhibition space. The redesign is thought to have cost E62.5m (£54.7m, US$86.4m). At the heart of the new-look museum is a

five-storey wedge of glass, concrete and steel that “slices” through the centre of the orig- inal 135-year-old building. Te wedge has a 99ſt (30.2m) viewing platform overlooking

Te museum opened to the public in June 2011

Liverpool museum to open more galleries

The £72m (US$115m, €83m) Museum of Liverpool, which opened in July, has revealed that it will open its new ground floor Great Port area and a first floor boast- ing three more galleries on 2 December. New galleries at museum, which was

designed by Denmark-based 3xN, include Te Great Port on the ground floor, which will explore Liverpool’s history on the River Mersey. Other galleries to open on the first floor include City Soldiers and Liverpool Overhead Railway – demolished 55 years ago but revived to be sited at the museum.

San Francisco museum unveils new brand

The Asian Art Museum (AAM) in San Francisco, US, has launched its new brand, which will be implemented in phases and aims to “engage a broader audience”. After relocating from Golden Gate

Park to the city’s Civic Center in 2003, the museum will now shiſt its focus from pre- senting works to delivering experiences based on works. International consulting firm Wolff Olins has worked with AAM to develop the new brand, which has also seen the adoption of a new logo to represent the “museum’s bold vision”.

14 Te Daniel Libeskind-designed museum has now opened to the public

Dresden, with the tip marking the location where the first bombs of an Allied air raid fell on 13 February 1945. Reese Lubic Wöhrlin; GSE Ingenieur-

Gesellschaſt; Dipl.-Ing. Volker von Gagern; Ipro Dresden; and Josef Gartner worked along- side Daniel Libeskind on the project.

Los Angeles movie museum plans move

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has signed an agreement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to press ahead with plans for the US city’s new movie museum. A new Memorandum of

Understanding (MoU) will see the two organisations work towards the creation of a movie museum in the May Company building, known as LACMA West. Proposals for the establish-

Te new movie museum will be located within the existing LACMA site

ment of the new attraction were first mooted in the mid-1960s, but it is now hoped the new agreement represents “the most significant step yet taken”. Te Academy is currently eyeing a long-

term lease on the 300,000sq ſt (27,871sq m) facility, which will house permanent and

rotating exhibitions exploring the history of movies. Academy chief executive officer Dawn Hudson said: “Finally, our industry will have a dedicated space where we can inform and excite people about the endless range and pos- sibilities of motion pictures.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum launches

Te Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum has been unveiled at the Tal birthplace of the former actor and current state governor of California, US, near Graz, Austria. According to the BBC, the attraction con- tains exhibits such as Schwarzenegger’s

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childhood bed; a motorbike from one his Terminator films; and some of his first dumbbells. A spokesperson for the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum said: “Tis museum is the world’s only museum that bears his name, and is supported by him.”

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