An unprecedented museum, where architecture, light and modernity are the main concepts of an innovation that makes the difference. Lesser known works by well-known artists and installations that will bring people closer to the art world.
The peculiarity of this incredible museum, inaugurated last November 8th 2017 in Abu Dhabi, is the arrangement of the works inside it: a collocation that helps the comparison between different cultures considering related issues in the same time period. Visiting the Louvre a few weeks ago I found an innovation in this sense, marked by a more enjoyable usability and smoothness of the museum itinerary.
I enjoyed works by famous artists, like Leonardo Da Vinci, not known to most, but still worthy of relevance and not less important than the famous masterpieces known to all.
The word novelty I would say is the one that most strikes the eye and is suitable for this incredible installation, which today defines the largest museum on the soil of the Arabian peninsula.
Keep in mind that the museum is located on the Sa’diyyat island, is easily accessible by public transport: there are buses from Dubai-Ibn Battuta to the bus station of Abu Dhabi and from there local buses to the Louvre or taxi, if you want to save time.
A project that will be carried out will be the “Highway Gallery“, ie posters showing the treasures present at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi will be installed at 10 km. away from each other on the Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and tuning in to Radio 1 FM (100.5 FM), Classic FM (91.6 FM) or Emarat FM (95.8 FM) the audience will be able to hear a short but meaningful explanation of the works installed.
A curiosity: the museum is 24,000 square meters large and cost 600 million euros. To have the association to the name Louvre have been spent 525 million dollars, a way that we all hope can make this little paradise known to more people around the world.