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Can Frank Gehry get people to visit Panama?

  This year will see the opening of an exciting new building by architect legend Frank Gehry: the BioMuseo in Panama City, Panama. Gehry’s impact on tourism was famously made in 1997 with the opening of his instantly iconic Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain.  Perhaps more than any other building that wasn’t challenging a height […]

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British Museum allows visitor experience to be ravaged by vikings

Viking Sword

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Held in a new state-of-the-art gallery, the British Museum’s exhibition, Vikings: Life and Legend, was meant to consolidate the museum’s reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking in the world. Instead that reputation has been severely dented as disgruntled visitors take to social media to complain about long queues and massive overcrowding. I […]

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Jackie Chan World Park and Jackie Chan Museum to open in China

You know you’ve made it in pop culture when you get your own theme park AND a museum. In Shanghai,  the 10,000-square-meter (107,000 sq ft) Jackie Chan Museum is scheduled to open this year in the Changfeng Ecological Business District.   The  museum will include a the prerequisite collection of movie posters and costumes,  Chan’s […]

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