Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi
One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone
The inaugural special exhibition, From One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone traces the history of musée du Louvre in Paris in the 18th century. Divided into three sections, the exhibition studies the royal collections at Versailles under King Louis XIV; the residency of the Academy and Salons in the Louvre, converted into a palace for artists; and the creation of the musée du Louvre. It features approximately 150 significant paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and other pieces, mainly from the collections of musée du Louvre, but also from the Château de Versailles. The exhibition is curated by Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director, musée du Louvre, and Juliette Trey, Curator, Prints and Drawings Department, musée du Louvre.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a universal museum on Saadiyat Island that exhibits art and artefacts from ancient times to the present day. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum contains 12 chapters in the galleries, special exhibition spaces, a Children’s Museum, auditorium, restaurants, retail and a research centre. Louvre Abu Dhabi has developed a rich collection of works originating from throughout human history and around the world, brought together to highlight universal themes and influences. To date, Louvre Abu Dhabi has acquired more than 600 artworks, exhibited alongside 300 works on loan from 13 leading French institutions.
21 December 2017 - 7 April 2018
Location: The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi
Open: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00 – 20:00 and Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 – 22:00. Museum is closed on Mondays.
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Image: From One Louvre to Another exhibition view, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.