Smithsonian Considers London Location as Part of 'Olympicopolis'
The Smithsonian Institution is considering a 40,000-square-foot exhibition space in London for 2021--a decision that if made will be the Smithsonian's first permanent exhibition space abroad in its 168-year-old history. Working to reach new audiences, the gallery would reside in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. London authorities have already agreed to pay the $50 million worth of construction costs through private donors. The gallery would be shared with other cultural institutions on a 4.5-acre waterside site to be called Olympicopolis.
By Jordan Moses
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