New museum opening: Louvre Abu Dhabi will feature Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and more
After a 5-year long delay, the world’s first Louvre-branded museum outside of Paris is set to showcase a wealth of iconic post-impressionist masterpieces and historic artefacts to the public this November.
While the initial agreement was signed in 2007, the project has been postponed many times and the opening, now announced for 2017, is uncertain.
Abu Dhabi’s Louvre museum said it was commissioning renowned artists to create artworks to be displayed at its grand opening next year.
The first of its kind in the region, the museum is making preparations to open its doors.