The Louvre Abu Dhabi opening soon and no date was announced so far. It is a museum designed by Jean Nouvel, a reputed French architect. It has announced that around 300 loaned pieces of art from major French institutions will be displayed in its first year of operation.
Born of an intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France in 2007, Louvre Abu Dhabi will display artworks and objects of historical, cultural and sociological significance from prehistory to the contemporary.
Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communication, is quoted: “These masterpieces loaned by 13 French museums and public institutions, will implement a new dialogue between different world cultures and civilisations, in the spirit of universalism that France is proud to promote throughout the world.”
The masterpieces include Portrait of an Unknown Woman of Leonardo da Vinci (1495), The Fife Player of Edouard Manet (1866), The Saint-Lazare Station of Claude Monet (1877) and Still Life with Magnolia of Henri Matisse (1941).
For details on the design and construction, read more on Atelier Jean Nouvel .