Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings


“Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings” organized by Art Centre Basel

‘Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts Projects Buildings’ is a follow-up exhibition of the highly successful exhibition ‘Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings’, which traveled to numerous museums throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Korea.
This exhibition is a reflection on the undiminished museum building boom since 2000, in the construction of new museums and in the renovation and expansion of existing institutions.

‘Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings’ presents the most important trends in museum architecture, illustrated by 27 of the world’s leading museum building projects realized since the turn of the century, thereby documenting the increasing international exchange. All projects are represented by a carefully made selection of sketches and architectural plans, photographs and models, as well as multimedia displays.

A highlight in the itinerary as well as in the exhibition itself is the Museum Island in Berlin, or to be more precise, the Pergamon Museum. The Museum Island is the most ambitious and challenging museum project to date in Europe in the 21st century, and therefore, a most suitable host location for the exhibition.

The catalogue is published by Prestel, Munich.

Curators: Suzanne Greub, Thierry Greub

Partcipating Architects
Anamorphosis Architects: Museum of the Hellenic World, Athens, Greece
Ando, Tadao: Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
Aoki, Jun: Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
atelier brückner, ART+COM: New conception of the BMW museum, Munich, Germany
Ban, Shigeru / de Gastines, Jean: Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, Lothringen, France
Botta, Mario, MART: Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Braunfels, Stephan: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Chipperfield, David: Museumsinsel Berlin (Masterplan), Berlin, Germany
1. David Chipperfield Eingangsgebäude und Archäologische Promenade
2. David Chipperfield Neues Museum
3. Hilmer & Sattler und Albrecht Altes Museum
4. H.G. Merz Alte Nationalgalerie
5. Heinz Tesar Bodemuseum
6. Oswald Mathias Ungers Pergamonmuseum
Cloepfil, Brad / Allied Works Architecture: University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Coop Himmelb(l)au: Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
Denton Corker Marshall Group: Stonehenge Visitor Centre and Interpretive Museum, Wiltshire, UK
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Eyebeam, New York, NY, USA
Gehry, Frank O.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA
Gigon, Annette / Guyer, Mike: Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land GmbH, Museum und Park Kalkriese, Bramsche-Kalkriese, Germany
Hadid, Zaha: MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
Holl, Steven: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art expansion, Kansas City, MO, USA
Kurokawa, Kisho: The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Libeskind, Daniel: Extension of the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
Maki, Fumihiko: Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Shimane, Japan
Nouvel, Jean: Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Spacelab, Peter Cook / Colin Fournier: Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Taniguchi and Associates: Expansion of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Bernard Tschumi Architects with Michael Photiadis, ARSY, Athens: The New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
UN Studio, Ben van Berkel / Caroline Bos: Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Viñoly, Rafael: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Wood / Marsh Pty Ltd. Architecture: ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Traveled to:

Düsseldorf, Germany
April 01, 2006 – June 25, 2006
K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Linz, Austria
November 23, 2006 – February 18, 2007
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Lyon, France
March 20, 2007 – July 01, 2007
Musée des Confluences
Lisbon, Portugal
December 07, 2007 – February 03, 2008
Culturgest, Grupo Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Berlin, Germany
March 12, 2008 – May 25, 2008
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum
Humlebæk, Denmark
June 18, 2008 – September 14, 2008
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Oslo, Norway
October 10, 2008 – January 11, 2009
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
March 28, 2009 – May 03, 2009
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
May 29, 2009 – August 23, 2009
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
September 18, 2009 – December 13, 2009
Art Gallery of Alberta
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
January 28, 2010 – April 18, 2010
New Mexico Museum of Art
Munich, Germany
May 20, 2010 – September 19, 2010
BMW Museum
Rovereto, Italy
October 22, 2010 – January 02, 2011
MART, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
Antwerpen, Belgium
January 28, 2011 – April 30, 2011
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
Huesca, Spain
May 25, 2011 – September 25, 2011
CDAN, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Fundación Beulas