LOU­VRE ABU DHABI TO BE A MU­SEUM ME­D­INA

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With the 11 Novem­ber 2017 open­ing of Lou­vre Abu Dhabi, the UAE cap­i­tal will be home to the first mu­seum of its kind in the Arab world. Jean Nou­vel’s ex­tra­or­di­nary de­sign for the mu­seum city or me­d­ina in­vites you to walk through civil­i­sa­tions and cul­tures un­der a 180-me­tre sil­ver dome, cre­at­ing a ‘rain of light’ when sun­light fil­ters through its unique geo­met­ric con­struc­tion. The mu­seum will host a range of arte­facts and art­works, in­clud­ing some spe­cially com­mis­sioned and oth­ers on loan from France’s top cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions. Among the mas­ter­pieces on dis­play in the ‘Moder­nity’ sec­tion in­clude works by Manet, Mon­drian and Gau­guin, while the gallery de­voted to univer­sal re­li­gions fea­tures a leaf from the ‘Blue Qu­ran’ and a Gothic bi­ble. lou­vre­abud­habi.ae

Im­age © Mo­hamed Somji

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