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London Museum of Photography to open in 2018

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A Swedish gallery is set to open a centre for photography in London in the second half of 2018.

Fotografiska, who runs the world renowned photography museum in Stockholm has announced that it has pre-let premises at Whitechapel High Street, where it is to house the  London Museum of Photography.

According to a press release, the Stockholm gallery is an international meeting place where everything revolves around photography featuring four major exhibitions a year in a space of 2,500 square meters, boasting over 500,000 visitors each year.

“We believe photography is an art form with a bright future that grows increasingly important for us humans. In addition to being a place where humans meet, we find inspiration, peace and strength from it,” the press release reported.

The gallery has been searching for suitable location for museum in the capital, which they believe is one of the world’s most dynamic cities when it comes to photography.

“Whitechapel, which is one of London’s most dynamic areas, will be a perfect location. It will be really exciting to bring the concept of Fotografiska to London,” a press release said.

If the London Museum of Photography is going to be anything like its Swedish counterpart then we should expect it to house a cafe, restaurant, a well-stocked store and gallery of photographs for sale. Facilities may be rented out for conferences and events, while talks by artists as well as concerts are expected to take place.

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