Louvre Abu Dhabi: The Middle East’s New Billion Dollar Museum

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region which is located inside the city of Abu Dhabi. Opening November 11th, the billion dollar museum will offer a new perspective on the history of art in a globalized world.


The Louvre Abu Dhabi was created as the result of a collaboration between Abu Dhabi and France. This iconic museum was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and can be found on the waterfront in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district on Saadiyat Island. Nouvel said,“Louvre Abu Dhabi embodies an exceptional programme in the literal sense of the word. Its vocation is now to express what is universal throughout the ages. Its architecture makes it a place of convergence and correlation between the immense sky, the sea-horizon and the territory of the desert. Its dome and cupola imprint the space with the consciousness of time and of the moment through an evocative light of a spirituality that is its own.”

 

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The inaugural presentation will span 6,400 square meters and will include 600 works of art including ancient archaeological finds, decorative arts, neoclassical sculptures, paintings by modern masters and contemporary installations.

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If you are heading to Abu Dhabi, you will have to check out the Louvre Abu Dhabi!

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