A YEAR ON FROM ITS OPENING, WE ROUND UP THE BEST OF THE LOUVRE ABU DHABI
The Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates its one-year anniversary
Hailed as being the world’s first universal museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors for business on the 11th of November 2017. The inauguration speeches by the French President Emmanuel Macron and the UAE’s leaders claimed the museum signified a new way of witnessing humanity. By doing away with traditional departments divided by geography or time period, the kind usually found in major museums, Louvre Abu Dhabi displays objects from different parts of the world that were made in the same era in order to find a common narrative or a universal story. It marks quite a shift in the way we experience museums and paves the way for the future of museum making in our age of globalisation.
As well as the permanent collection, the museum has hosted a number of temporary exhibitions and events.