The Louvre Abu Dhabi aims to be the forerunner of an unprecedented cultural boom in the United Arab Emirates. It holds more or less old pieces from several different countries, and thus welcomes big names like Manet, Gauguin, Picasso, Cy Twombly or Bellini. There are also treasures from Iran, Mali, India, and China, all with the sole aim of making the emirate of Abu Dhabi a privileged cultural destination. All techniques, eras, and disciplines are represented. Stroll through this place designed by the famous architect Jean Nouvel, admire the silver lace of the 180-meter-diameter dome above the museum, and enjoy its artistic wealth.
How was the Louvre in Abu Dhabi created? The Louvre Abu Dhabi was born out of an intergovernmental agreement between the UAE and France in 2007. This agreement brings together 13 French public museums, gathered within the France-Museums agency, which will lend works according to a rotational system. On November 11, 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors.
What space does the Louvre in Abu Dhabi cover? The museum as a whole, also known as the "museum city", occupies 64,000 square meters, of which 6,000 m2 are devoted to permanent collections and 2,000 square meters to temporary exhibitions.