The Louvre – Take 2January 8, 2008 at 7:02 am | Posted in Around the World, Eye on the Gulf, Newsflash | Leave a comment
Tags: Abu Dhabi, Museums, The Louvre
According to Arabian Business, Abu dhabi is set to open the next Louvre. The deal, a 30 year contract of 525million dollars for the brand name as well as artworks from the original Louvre on loan for up to 2 years, was signed on Monday.
As quoted below in ‘Desert Louvre’ sealed for delivery, the Louvre will be a gem amongst gems on the upcoming Saadiyat Island.
“The Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of five museums to be built on Saadiyat island in the Gulf, a vast complex of luxury hotels, golf courses, marinas and private villas set for completion in 2018. Other projects include the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, to be designed by the UK’s Foster & Partners; the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi contemporary arts musem – the world’s largest Guggenheim and the only one in the Middle East, conceptualised by Frank Gehry; a performing arts centre designed by Zaha Hadid, a maritime museum with concept design by Tadao Ando and a number of arts pavilions”.