The Smithsonian has announced that it is considering opening new exhibition space in east London’s cultural quarter in Olympic Park. This will be the first time the 168-year-old museum will expand beyond the United States.
This could be the year that a skateboarding area defeated a major renovation of one of the world's leading arts centers. The story so far...London's Southbank Centre has expended a great deal of time and energy on drawing up plans to renovate their premises with the promise of lots of free arts activities for all. Last month, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson essentially said, "Fine, but you're leaving the skatepark alone." Problem.