A trip to a local history museum or large city art museum can be an entertaining and enlightening way to spend the day.
You can learn about history, local culture, music, arts and a lot more in a museum and gallery. Of course, some of them usually will have a monthly or seasonal exhibition like the one we have in Muzium Negara.
There are many types of museums, including art museums, natural history museums, science museums, war museums, and children's museums. According to the International Council of Museums, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.
If you already visited or looking for a new museum or gallery to explore; here are 8 spectacular museums and galleries you can look forward to visits when international borders open.
#1. Haruki Murakami Library, Tokyo
Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The Waseda International House of Literature, nicknamed the Murakami Library, will house the novelist's personal archive, which he has donated to the school, as well as a collection of his works translated into several languages.
The in-campus library in Tokyo’s Waseda University (where Murakami was an alumnus) allows visitors the chance to browse the novelist’s personal archive (which he donated to the school), as well as a collection of his translated works.
Although, it won’t be a new building, but a renovated extension of the university’s Building No 4. It’s a fitting location, since it originally housed The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, which Murakami frequented as a student.
#2. M+, Hong Kong
M+ is the new museum of visual culture in Hong Kong, as part of West Kowloon Cultural District, focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture and moving image.
The 65,000 sq. m building, shaped like an inverted alphabet T, will boast a towering LED exterior for screening artworks, three cinemas and a roof garden offering sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline.
Upon completion, the M+ will also be one of the world’s largest museums.
#3. MUNCH, Oslo