Two New Museums to Highlight Cultural Legacy of Al Ula

  • Publish date: Thursday، 18 May 2023
Two New Museums to Highlight Cultural Legacy of Al Ula

The Royal Commission of Al Ula has announced the development of two new museums in Al Ula, which will be designed by architects Lina Ghotmeh and Asif Khan. 

Ghotmeh, who designed the Serpentine Pavilion in London, will design the contemporary art museum in Al Ula. 

Khan, who created the giant gateways for Expo 2020 and has been awarded an MBE for his services to architecture, will design the museum for the Incense Road. 

The architects were selected to design these museums during an international competition.

These two museums are part of 15 cultural assets being developed as part of AlUla’s Journey Through Time Masterplan.

The contemporary art museum will feature works of artists from the regions adjoining the Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and the Eastern Mediterranean, which will be in conversation with art from all across the world. 

On the other hand, the museum of the Incense Road will become the first institution dedicated to featuring ancient network land and sea trading routes. 

The masterplan will help reinvigorate Al Ula, which will include the implementation of a circular economy that will create 38,000 jobs.

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