Russian Art museum plans Malaga branch

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The State Russian Museum will open a branch in Malaga.

The State Russian Museum has signed an agreement with Malaga to host its first overseas branch in the Spanish city. Malaga city hall said in a statement:  “Works displayed in Malaga will range from a variety of Byzantine-inspired icons to social realism of the Soviet era.”

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The museum will send about 100 works for permanent loan, including paintings by artists like Kandinsky and Chagall.  

The museum will also send around 60 works of art each year for temporary exhibitions under a 10-year preliminary agreement.

The works of art will go on display in La Tabacalera, an old tobacco factory, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The works will go on display in 2,300 square metres of exhibition space in La Tabacalera, a 1920s tobacco factory that currently also houses an automobile museum.

The new museum is scheduled to open in early 2015. 

Over the last few years, Malaga has spent millions on its cultural sector, which is a major tourism draw.  

Last year, Malaga city hall announced that France’s Pompidou Centre, home to one of the world’s top Modern Art collections, has agreed to open a branch in the city in 2015.


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