More than 5 million people visited Louvre Abu Dhabi since its opening in 2017

More than 5 million people visited Louvre Abu Dhabi since its opening in 2017

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More than five million people have visited the Louvre Art Museum in Abu Dhabi since its opening in November 2017. Last year alone, the museum's collection was viewed by over 1.2 million people.

According to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which has become one of the main attractions not only of the emirate, but also of the whole country, 70% of visitors are foreign tourists, including from Great Britain, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, the USA, France.

In addition to the main exhibition, the museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, organizes forums, meetings and lectures at the Children's Museum, and launches educational programs for everyone interested in art.

The museum, built on the island of Saadiyat in the Persian Gulf near the center of the Emirati capital, stretches over an area of 97 thousand square meters. meters. The main building of the museum ensemble is crowned by a lace dome imitating the delicate interlacing of palm branches. Its diameter is 180 meters, and, according to the idea, it covers two thirds of the museum complex, consisting of 55 snow-white buildings in the style of Arab urban buildings, with its shadow.

The Louvre branch in Abu Dhabi, which officially opened on November 11, 2017, has 23 halls dedicated to permanent exhibitions. There are 600 works of art on display, including 300 of them borrowed from 13 museums in France - the Louvre, the Georges Pompidou Center, Versailles and others. Visitors can see the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gon, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin and other great painters and sculptors.

In accordance with the agreement signed in 2007 between France and the UAE, Paris provides the museum with works of art and expertise services, organizes temporary exhibitions there. For borrowing the name - the museum complex is officially called the Louvre Abu Dhabi - the Paris museum will receive 400 million euros by 2037. It took more than 1 billion euros to build a branch of the French Louvre. It is planned that in the near future two more similar cultural centers will open on the same Saadiyat Island - a branch of the Solomon Guggenheim American Museum and the Sheikh Zayed National Historical Museum.
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