Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Video: Will Louvre Abu Dhabi become famous as a new wonder of the world?

Not just a spectacular building, the museum is a treasure house of art arranged in a radical, intercultural manner

Analysis
The Year In Review

The year in Museums

Private money makes its mark

News
Salvator Mundi

We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says

Announcement appears to contradict earlier reports linking purchase to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince

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Leonardo da Vinci

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince revealed as buyer of $450m Leonardo and loan confirmed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Gesture consolidates close political alliance between Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Review
Books

How offsets on arms sales into Abu Dhabi have helped finance its Louvre

A French study of the Gulf museums sees them as the Versailles of the sheikhs—a step towards autocracy

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens but questions over welfare of migrant workers persist

Improvements are well documented, but rules are still inadequately enforced

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Swiss journalists reporting on opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi detained for two days

The pair were blindfolded then interrogated for up to 10 hours by authorities over their coverage of migrant workers

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Nudes? non-Islamic religions? Questioning the nature of God?

Four unexpected works on show in the new museum

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Art fairs

In the afterglow of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening, Abu Dhabi Art moves up a notch

Some dealers at the fair report brisk early business but say big sales are a waiting game

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi report: what was said at the grand opening of the €1bn project

Architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez and more speak about the Arab world’s "first universal museum"

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Art market

Abu Dhabi Art set to benefit from Louvre opening

This year’s fair has 13 new exhibitors and is hoping for more international visitors

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati Voices: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Qur'an, Bible and Torah display

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority talks about his favourite objects from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Noor Al Suwaidi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Madonna and Child

Emirati artist and curator talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Zaki Nusseibeh on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Bactrian Princess

Leading cultural figure talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's golden eagle

Emirati entrepreneur talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati entrepreneur talks about how the museum will become part of the fabric of the country

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Feature
Louvre Abu Dhabi

Introducing Emirati Voices: a video series on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati citizens talk about the museum's collection and global impact

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Emirati voices: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading Emirati commentator talks about how the museum will change the Gulf

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Interview
Zaki Nusseibeh

Louvre Abu Dhabi aims to make up for failed education in the Middle East

Leading Emirati thinker, Zaki Nusseibeh, on why the UAE is more humanistic than its neighbours

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Emirati Voices: Noura Al Kaabi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's impact

UAE minister talks about how the museum will change visitors and residents alike

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Museums

Emirati Voices: Dr Lamees Hamdan on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Bactrian Princess

Commissioner of first UAE pavilion at the Venice Biennale talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati voices: works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

UAE citizens talk about the work of art that speaks to them most

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Feature
Louvre Abu Dhabi

A sample of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection

Highlights from the museum's permanent collection and exceptional loans

Interview
Jean Nouvel

Exclusive interview with Jean Nouvel, architect of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s wondrous building

A vast floating dome sheds dappled light onto an Arab medina

Feature
Abu Dhabi

The ruler sheikh who was fascinated by archaeology

The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, set up an archaeological programme that anticipates the creation of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Interview
Manuel Rabaté

Exclusive: the first interview with Louvre Abu Dhabi’s French director

High-flying civil servant Manuel Rabaté describes how the museum will work

Comment
Louvre Abu Dhabi

Six opinions on the potential impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading cultural figures weigh in

News
Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum

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Acquisitions

Major acquisitions announced for Louvre Abu Dhabi

New pieces bolster museum’s collection of more than 600 works