Louvre Abu Dhabi is proud to be a diverse and inclusive museum. It’s a place to share and celebrate stories of cultural connections and help you realize that we have more in common than we know. Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon, bringing different cultures together to shine fresh light on the shared stories of humanity.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum. It roots its origins back to March 2007, when UAE and France formed an unprecedented partnership for cultural exchange, and the highlight of this would be the establishment of Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. It would represent the dynamic nature of the contemporary Arab world while celebrating the region’s vibrant multicultural heritage.
Today, Louvre Abu Dhabi is, as proposed, located in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island . It is approximately 24,000 square meters (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square meters (86,000 sq ft) of permanent and temporary galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula.
Artworks from around the world are showcased at the Museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art. Louvre Abu Dhabi applies a strict international protocol for artworks entering the collection, as outlined in the intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France, signed in 2007. This protocol is strictly aligned with the 1970 UNESCO convention and follows the most demanding standards of major museums in the world.