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Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows it to use the Louvre’s name until 2037, and has been described by the Louvre as “France’s largest cultural project abroad.”

It is approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with stated intent to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western art.

By 2019, the Louvre Abu Dhabi had already attracted 2 million visitors, making it the most visited museum in the Arab world.

History of Louvre Abu Dhabi

In March 2007, the seeds of Louvre Abu Dhabi were sown through a groundbreaking collaboration between the UAE and France. This unprecedented partnership aimed at fostering cultural exchange culminated in the establishment of Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. The venture symbolized the fusion of the UAE’s forward-looking vision for cultural advancement and France’s unparalleled expertise in the realm of art and museums. Together, they embarked on a journey to explore universal themes that unveil and unite humanity.

The fruition of this collaboration is Louvre Abu Dhabi, a beacon representing the dynamic essence of the contemporary Arab world while honoring the region’s rich multicultural heritage. Spearheaded by Agence France-Muséums – comprising 17 of France’s most esteemed cultural institutions – the museum facilitates the loan of artworks to this UAE-based institution and offers its wealth of management expertise. Through this harmonious partnership, Louvre Abu Dhabi stands as a testament to the enduring power of cultural dialogue and exchange.

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