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The Guggenheim museum will remain in Bilbao for the foreseeable future. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced yesterday that it was renewing the agreement is has with the Basque museum until 2034. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has welcomed almost 17 million visitors and staged over 140 exhibitions since it opened in 1997; and has had much success over the 17 years that is has engaged with the public. In fact the museum success quickly triggered the redevelopment of the formerly decrepit port area of Bilbao and bolstered tourism in the entire Basque Country.

The regeneration of the area and the economic evolution of the country was coined the “Guggenheim effect" soon after to describe this museum-led process.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has launched an online gallery that allows web visitors to explore the submissions received for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.The Guggenheim hopes to construct the new museum in Helsinki’s South Harbor area, close to the historic city center and easily accessible to visitors arriving by sea. The Foundation plans to organize and present internationally significant exhibitions of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The proposed museum will also specialize in Nordic art and architecture. 

Each entry is represented by two images and a brief concept summary provided by the participants. A total of 1,715 submissions were received from 77 countries. The competition was open to qualified architects from anywhere in the world, but the identities of the competitors are being kept under wraps.

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City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors.

The proposal for the city of Helsinki to team up with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York to build a museum here is splitting politicians into camps of pro-business supporters seeking the wealth and attention that comes with an international brand, and Social Democrats and other left-of-center party members who are skeptical about shouldering the costs of a 130 million euro ($177 million) development deal.

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A court here on Wednesday issued a ruling that permits the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to display art as it sees fit in the Venetian palazzo given to it by the wealthy collector Peggy Guggenheim.

In a 16-page decision, the Paris tribunal rejected legal claims made by a group of her descendants that the foundation was bound to display Guggenheim’s vast collection of modern art the way she had originally presented it in her home.

Her family — seven grandsons and great-grandsons based in France — vowed to appeal after the tribunal dismissed their demands to revoke Guggenheim’s donation to the foundation unless the displays of Cubist, Surrealist and abstract postwar art were returned to their original state without additions of contemporary works.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Helsinki city officials announced details of an open international design competition on Wednesday for a proposed new 130-million-euro museum along the South Harbor of the Finnish capital.

It is the first time the Guggenheim foundation has sought a design through an open competition. Malcolm Reading Consultants is managing the competition, which will be judged by a jury of 11 architectural experts and headed by Mark Wigley, dean of the graduate school of architecture at Columbia University. The competition will be conducted in two stages with anonymous submissions for Stage 1 due Sept. 10. The jury will select six finalists from these submissions and all entries will be viewable online.

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