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wanderlust // culture 5 Amazing Museums Opening in 2017 New museums this year are all about the three Fs: fashion, food and the future The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum of Ice Cream Location TBA This “lick-able ice-cream-centric experience” launched as a pop-up museum in New York City last year – 30,000 tickets were sold in five days. It featured edible balloons, an ice-cream scoop seesaw and a swimmable rainbow sprinkle pool. A new location is set to be announced, so keep checking the website. 26 Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa Cape Town, South Africa The biggest museum to open in the whole of Africa for over a century, Zeitz MOCAA (opening September) will showcase cutting-edge contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora in a museum stretching over nine floors of a renovated historic grain silo complex. Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech Marrakech, Morocco The opening of this new museum coincides with another in Paris, both dedicated to the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest couturiers, Yves Saint Laurent. Expect haute couture garments, sketches and photographs, all on Rue Yves Saint Laurent near Jardin Majorelle, the Marrakech garden synonmous with YSL. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to international modern art opens in the capital in November. Museum MACAN will display contemporary works from local and international artists, as well as an 800-piece private collection. H Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates In partnership with the world-famous Musée du Louvre in Paris, The Louvre Abu Dhabi (2017 opening date to be confirmed) will bring together significant works of art in a museum ‘city’ made up of a series of white buildings inspired by the culture-rich Arab Medina.