A New Modern Museum for Dubai

Posted by SM Maulana

Among many exciting developments in Dubai, a new project emergesThe Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art. Commissioned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of UAE, UN Studios will design and construct the futuristic structure.

Located in Culture Village, Dubai hopes the museum will be a hub for multicultural understanding. It will also serve as a global platform for local artists. We were unable to find any information about when the structure will be completed, but we’re looking forward to middle eastern art having another platform among the modern art scene. Click Read More for additional information and photos.

Now that the city of Dubai seems to be building pretty much anything and everything you can think of, from the world’s tallest building, the highest tennis court, an indoor ski resort and even a fashion island for that bizarre castaway fantasy your gold digging spouse secretly has. I guess someone finally thought it was time for some culture. Someone’s Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has “decreed” (that means demanded and payed for) the start of “his strategic vision of making the UAE a hub for multicultural understanding. The museum will be a celebration of the region’s artists and art. It will also celebrate Khor Dubai’s importance as a cultural hub within a Dubai as a global city.” I find it interesting that they believe a building filled with only local artists will somehow put Dubai’s new museum on scale with more inclusive international museums like Hermitage, Getty, New York’s MET, Prado, British Museum and Louvre. UN Studio, based in The Netherlands, has been selected to design the Museum and will certainly be the most international aspect of this rather intriguing looking museum.

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