Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in 2017

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The hotly an­tic­i­pated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to vis­i­tors this year, though an of­fi­cial open­ing date is yet to be an­nounced.

The Jean Nou­vel-de­signed build­ing will be the first branch of the Louvre to open out­side France.

Its per­ma­nent col­lec­tion will com­prise more than 600 pieces of art, dis­played across 23 state-ofthe-art gal­leries.

Drawn from civil­i­sa­tions from all around the world, the works will tell the story of shared hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence from an­cient times to the present day.

The per­ma­nent col­lec­tion will be com­ple­mented by ap­prox­i­mately 300 mas­ter­pieces on loan from key French in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing works by da Vinci, Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse.

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