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A YEAR ON FROM ITS OPEN­ING, WE ROUND UP THE BEST OF THE LOU­VRE ABU DHABI

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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.

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