Host :
SAS au capital de 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Siège social : 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.

Owner :

Publication director :
Paul Alezraa.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi’s universal museum

Louvre Abu Dhabi will be the first universal museum in the Arab world. Born of an agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will display art, manuscripts and objects of historical, cultural and sociological significance. Spanning millennia, the items on display will originate from societies and cultures all over the world, but universal themes and common influences will be highlighted to illustrate similarities arising from shared human experience transcending geography, nationality and history.

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s values and identity are based on discovery, exchange and education. The ultimate aim of the museum is to allow visitors to discover for themselves how art developed in different cultures and civilisations around the world.

An international project

Louvre Abu Dhabi is developing its own national collection, which will be enriched by loans from French museums including Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou. The dialogue between artworks, sculptures and objects allow visitors to discover shared influences and intriguing connections between different cultures around the globe – giving insight into the history of humankind since the beginning of time.

Louvre Abu Dhabi is developed with the expertise of the Agence France-Museums and in partnership with the Musée du Louvre, renowned for its museological excellence since its foundation in 1793.

The ‘museum city’ of Louvre Abu Dhabi will be housed in a building designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. 

The museum is due to open in 2015.