Confirmed: Louvre Abu Dhabi to open November

Confirmed: Louvre Abu Dhabi to open November

Cultural milestone

Text: Shannon Wylie

Image: Mohamed Somji

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors for the first time in November and the list of artworks is as impressive as the Jean Nouvel-designed building itself. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

It's confirmed! The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open on November 11. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel the highly-anticipated museum will be complete with iconic international artworks from Mondrian, Van Gogh, Vacheron Constantin — who revealed their clock set for the Louvre exclusively to Buro 24/7 Middle East — Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Warhol and many other Abu Dhabi-approved artists.

Speaking about the cultural impact the arrival of the Louvre will have on the UAE, His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), said: "Louvre Abu Dhabi embodies our belief that nations thrive on diversity and acceptance, with a curatorial narrative that emphasises how interconnected the world has always been. The museum represents the latest innovation in a long-standing tradition of cultural preservation nurtured by the founding leaders of the UAE." 

The Abu Dhabi museum, which is set to be located in Museum City, will see a wing dedicated to Middle Eastern art, which will highlight the history of the nation. "Louvre Abu Dhabi forms one element of Abu Dhabi's cultural strategy, which safeguards our rich heritage and catalyses creativity," continued His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak. "Investment in a vibrant cultural ecosystem supports the UAE's economic diversification and development as a modern, dynamic society. Louvre Abu Dhabi will inspire a new generation of cultural leaders and creative thinkers to contribute to our rapidly-changing and tolerant nation." 

Discover the first official look inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi now...

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Also, don't miss the first exclusive artwork installation that was selected for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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