Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows it to use the Louvre's name until 2037, and has been described by the Louvre as "France's largest cultural project abroad . It is approximately 24,000 square metres in size, with 8,000 square metres of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with stated intent to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western art.

At Louvre Abu Dhabi, students will
• Learn about the shared influences and connections between different cultures.
• Understand the museum’s narrative of universality.
• Make connections between artworks from different periods and cultures.
• Respond critically to artworks through discussions and activities.
• Connect to works of art with students’ own ideas and feelings

Below are the tour types we have:- (Select one of the thematic guided visits below with a Museum
Educator )
• Nature in Islamic Art - Students discover Islamic art’s distinctive decorative motifs and connection to nature in art objects and architecture.
• Sports in Art - Students explore how and why cultures have represented different sports and athletes in action in their artworks.
• Picturing the Cosmos - Students reach for the stars and wonder at the night skies in this interactive adventure through art.
• Treasures of the UAE - Students discuss the UAE identity by exploring the date palm and its cultural significance in the UAE and how it inspired the design of Louvre Abu Dhabi
• Cartier (Starting November 15th) - Did you know that for over 100 years, certain precious objects designed by Maison Cartier have been influenced by Islamic Art? Go on a guided
journey to discover fun facts about the objects displayed in the exhibition.
• Trade Your Way - Trade and commerce have linked different civilisations and cultures around the globe for hundreds of years. People made routes across land and sea to
transport raw materials, spices, products, and luxury items. Students explore the impact of the trade routes on art migration of ideas and the environment.
• Future Architecture - Students explore how the Emirati environment and culture has influenced the architecture of Louvre Abu Dhabi and investigate the connection between the
UAE’s surrounding natural elements and what inspired the architect to design the museum’s building, from the dome to its unique structure.
• Letters of Light (until 14 January 2024) - The Letters of Light exhibition presents the world’s three Abrahamic religions. We invite you to explore this exhibition through shared
craftsmanship, techniques, motifs and cultural styles.

➢ Schools visits are only accepted on : Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday and Friday
➢ Suggested Grades : Grade 1 and Above
➢ Session Timings : 09:30 am ,10:30 am and 11:30 am
➢ Session Duration : 60 minutes
➢ Type : Guided Tour
➢ Minimum Numbers Required : 25
➢ Language : English / Arabic / French – Upon Prior Request


Contact Information

Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi, Louvre Delivery Access, Culture District, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates