Louvre Abu Dhabi, world’s first ‘universal museum’ to be launched in November

Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, a vast museum city after a period of 10 years is all set to be launched on November 11 bringing the capital of UAE on the arts and cultural map.

 

Jean Nouvel, the French architect designed the vast structure keeping in mind Abu Dhabi’s landscape, climate and geography. The museum city is the result of close partnership between the capital of United Arab Emirates and Paris Louvre.

 

 

There are around 8,000 unique metal stars, the web like ceiling appears like an interlaced palm leaves of traditional Emirati roofs, there is a vast dome on the top.

 

An effect called ‘Rain of Light’ is being created when the sunlight filters through. Patterns of moving light dance along Louvre’s interior and across the building floats and appears like a moving painting.

 

 

Manuel Rabate, Abu Dhabi’s French director during an event launch mentioned that a sense of poetry extends to the museum’s collection and spans ‘Millennia and civilisation’ and includes more then 600 pieces of art across 23 galleries.

 

There will be more than 300 masterpieces that will be loaned from different French galleries that will rotate throughout the years along with the existing permanent collection.

 

 

The visitors will be able to know more about the vast historical period. Hissa Al Dhaher, the deputy art director of museum said that the new museum will combat the notion of boring museums.

 

There will be a Children’s Museum along with regular live music performance, discussions, debates and interactive workshops.

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