New York City to get its very first LGBTQ+ museum that should be ready for the public in 2024. It has been reported that the New-York Historical Society is going to expand more than 70000 ft in order to make way for the all new American LGBTQ+ Museum.
The new museum is going to take over the New-York Historical Society’s fourth floor and get two galleries, along with a roof garden. It is also going to have areas for offices and storage and will be designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. If all goes well, you will be able to visit the museum by 2024. The museum is going to be dedicated to the history, and culture of the LGBTQ+.
The idea to get set the museum in New York stems from the fact that New York has the most number of LGBTQ+ people in the USA. Moreover, it is one of the top destinations for American LGBTQ+ travellers.
The museum is certainly going to have exhibits and collections, besides also collaborating with LGBTQ+ centres and organisations. The museum will also work closely with colleges, and universities for research programmes.
Richard Burns, Chair, Board of Directors, The American LGBTQ+ Museum said in a statement, “We’re delighted to partner with New York’s foremost museum of history to build a new museum dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the richness and diversity of LGBTQ+ history and culture in America.”