Pompidou Centre plans museums in Saudi Arabia and South Korea

Paris’ Pompidou Centre for modern and contemporary art has announced plans to open branches in Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

In Saudi Arabia, the centre has signed an agreement to create a museum of contemporary art in the ancient city of AlUla. It will also train Saudi staff in the management of collections, as well as cultural and event programming.

A South Korean branch of the French institution will also be built in Seoul, as part of a four-year partnership with conglomerate Hanwha Group.

The Seoul Pompidou will open in 2025, and Hanwha’s headquarters in the city will be renovated by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte.

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