A 3,200-year-old pink-granite colossal statue of King Ramses II at the entrance of the the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt. Set to open in 2022, it is one of a number of new museums around the world. Photo: AFP
A 3,200-year-old pink-granite colossal statue of King Ramses II at the entrance of the the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt. Set to open in 2022, it is one of a number of new museums around the world. Photo: AFP

From Whitney Houston’s dresses in Nashville to the most expensive Rolex in Los Angeles to a U$1 billion Egyptian archaeological showcase, the world’s newest museums

  • It’s not just Hong Kong’s M+. Around the world, new museums have sprung up, from Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music to LA’s Academy Museum
  • The world’s biggest archaeological museum opens soon in Egypt, Shanghai and Osaka have new art museums and the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna has expanded

A 3,200-year-old pink-granite colossal statue of King Ramses II at the entrance of the the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt. Set to open in 2022, it is one of a number of new museums around the world. Photo: AFP
A 3,200-year-old pink-granite colossal statue of King Ramses II at the entrance of the the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt. Set to open in 2022, it is one of a number of new museums around the world. Photo: AFP
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