Louvre Abu Dhabi Celebrates Opening With A Special Programme

Diana Bell-Heather   |   30 - 10 - 2017


To mark the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi next month, the museum will host a four-day celebration of events with special guests.


In addition to the permanent features of Louvre Abu Dhabi, from 11-14 November visitors will be treated to music, dance and multi-cultural performances featuring a diverse line-up of artists from around the world including Lebanese jazz and world musician Ibrahim Maalouf.


Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said: “The spectacular opening week programme really is a celebration of diversity, bringing together talented musicians, artists and performers from countries spanning the globe, and will offer a colourful and unforgettable experience to launch this project.”


Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world that will house artworks and from the Palaeolithic era to the present day along with loans from leading French museums and regional cultural institutions. Architect Jean Nouvel has designed it as a museum city under a 180-metre dome, which filters sunlight and shade onto the buildings and waterfront promenades below in a cinematic ‘Rain of Light’ effect.


LOUVRE Abu Dhabi opens November 11.


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