Hartwig Fischer Named Director of Planned World Cultures Museum in Saudi Arabia

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Former British Museum director Hartwig Fischer has been appointed the founding director of a world culture museum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia set to open in 2026.

The new, 360-foot-high museum is currently under construction and will be located in the Royal Arts Complex in King Salman Park. The building’s design is by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.

The Saudi Museums Commission announced the appointment of Fischer in a press release on July 11, calling the flagship museum “a pivotal moment in Saudi Arabia’s cultural renaissance” and part of the commission’s commitment to establishing state-of-the art institutions.

Fischer’s appointment and the new museum are part of several initiatives aimed at expanding its arts and culture sector while shifting the country’s reliance on oil. In addition to the $10 billion King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) development in central Riyadh, Saudi cultural initiatives include the city-wide art festival Noor Riyadh and the Diriyah Biennale, the most rec...


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Hartwig Fischer Named Director of Planned World Cultures Museum in Saudi Arabia