These museums showcase the future, not the past

CNN  — 

When you think of a museum what do you picture? Glass display cabinets full of medieval manuscripts? Classical statues and ancient artifacts? Or perhaps stuffed animals and dinosaur skeletons.

While there will always be a place for those traditional repositories of history, there’s recently been a shift towards a different kind of museum – one that isn’t afraid to embrace change and technology.

Whether they’re leading the way with futuristic architectural designs or high-tech interactive exhibits, here are just some of the museums that are putting innovation front and center.

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

TeamLab's "Crystal Universe" installation at Singapore's ArtScience Museum.

In the heart of Singapore, a lotus-inspired building intertwines art, science and technology.