The Louvre is yet another monumental milestone that the UAE has achieved in such a short span of time. This is truly an exciting period of cultural development.
Here are some things you may not know about the Louvre Abu Dhabi
1. Expect the masterworks
That’s right! Since Louvre Abu Dhabi was born of an intergovernmental agreement by the representatives of the city of Abu Dhabi and France. The agreement also includes loans from French museums for ten years!
2. Jean Nouvel
The striking and innovative Louvre Abu Dhabi building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Why is this important? Well Nouvel has designed a lot of imaginative buildings over the years. For those interested in his previous works look up Duo Towers in France and one Central park in Sydney Australia (you will not be disappointed)
3. An Island of its own
Some may have viewed images of the construction which includes the 40-metre high concrete walls currently built in the sand. These walls will be removed to allow seawater to flow in gradually – and this world-class building will transform into an island of its own
The museums display features four major periods: Archaeology and Birth of Civilisation; Medieval Days and Birth of Islam; Classical Period from Humanism to Enlightenment; and Modern and Contemporary Art, starting at the end of the 18th century.
4. The Museum City
Louvre Abu Dhabi is designed as a ‘museum city’ and this sustainable development is set to include galleries, open air walkways, restaurants and gardens among other amenities.
For further info visit louvreabudhabi.ae