The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open at Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi on November 11th as confirmed in a tweet by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
"The UAE boosts its global cultural presence with the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi in November 11. It serves as a cradle for art & culture." pic.twitter.com/oaKjxIeGDV
— أخبار محمد بن زايد (@MBZNews) September 6, 2017
The Louvre Abu Dhabi will “reflects the UAE’s approach towards cultural connectivity & its pursuit to become a beacon of knowledge & tolerance” as Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed mentioned in another tweet.
Let’s talk architecture
This architectural masterpiece is designed by international architect Jean Nouvel. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is designed as a micro-city on a 63,000 square-meter archipelago out in the sea. The significance of the design lays in its dome that forms a tapestry of 7850 stars and a total weight of 7500 tons which is the total weight of Eiffel Tower as stated by The Louvre Abu Dhabi. The dome.
The most delicate and sensitive works will not only be displayed in the museum’s light, temperature and humidity-controlled Bronze Galleries.
The museum of then, now and the future
Visitors of The Louvre Abu Dhabi will take an artistic journey through masterpieces from various historical periods and from all over the world.
It will host some of the most remarkable artworks such as Monet’s La Gare Saint-Lazare, a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic La Belle Ferronniére.
Tickets can be bought from The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website for an affordable price of AED 60.
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