(CNN) Nothing kick-starts a city like a new museum.
Major cultural projects were a little thin on the ground in 2016, but 2017 will be a busy year in the international art calendar.
As well as esoteric destinations like Washington’s Museum of the Bible and Marrakesh’s mecca for fans of YSL style, there are a host of cities and countries getting their first major modern art gallery, everywhere from South Africa to Canada and Abu Dhabi. Here’s a selection of new museums opening in 2017.
See seven of this year’s best new museums in the gallery above, and head to The Spaces for more debuts.
Read more at The most anticipated, and beautifully designed, museums opening in 2017.