UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / Abu Dhabi: LOUVRE ABU DHABI TO OPEN ON 11 NOVEMBER 2017
September 06 2017
Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.
Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a museum city (Arab medina) under a vast silvery dome comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars. Visitors can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. When sunlight filters through, it creates a moving ‘rain of light’ beneath the dome, reminiscent of the overlapping palm trees in the UAE’s oases.
On display will be the museum’s important collection of artworks, artifacts and loans from France’s top museums, from prehistorical objects to commissioned contemporary artworks.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Cultural District
United Arab Emirates
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