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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

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Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures. Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a museum city (Arab medina) under a vast dome. Visitors can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, which is comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars. On display will be the museum’s important collection of artworks, artefacts and loans from France’s top museums. In addition to the galleries, the museum will include a Children’s Museum, a restaurant, a boutique and a café. The inaugural special exhibition, ‘From One Louvre to Another: Opening a museum for everyone’, opens on 21 December 2017, tracing the history of Musée du Louvre in Paris. Find out more about the new Louvre Abu Dhabi from the museum’s website.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi’s exterior. © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s exterior. © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

View overlooking the sea at Louvre Abu Dhabi. © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

View overlooking the sea at Louvre Abu Dhabi. © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

Mother-of-pearl ewer, c. 1640, Gujarat, India, attributed to Orazio Scoppa. © Louvre Abu Dhabi / Agence Photo F

Mother-of-pearl ewer (c. 1640), Gujarat, India, attributed to Orazio Scoppa. © Louvre Abu Dhabi / Agence Photo F

Standing Bodhisattva, Asia, 2nd–3rd century AD, Schist. © Louvre Abu Dhabi / Thierry Ollivier

Standing Bodhisattva (2nd–3rd century AD), Asia. © Louvre Abu Dhabi / Thierry Ollivier

A Young Emir Studying (1878), Osman Hamdy Bey. © Louvre Abu Dhabi / Agence Photo F

A Young Emir Studying (1878), Osman Hamdy Bey. © Louvre Abu Dhabi / Agence Photo F

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