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On Saturday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public, more than 10 years after France agreed to loan the name of the Louvre to the United Arab Emirates as part of a deal with Agence France-Museums reportedly worth in excess of $1 billion.
Swipes - Nation - Wealth - Culture - Doubt
While swipes have been made at the oil-rich nation for using its wealth to buy culture, there’s no doubt that, in terms of cultural significance, the museum is a huge milestone not just for the Middle East, but for the world. Here’s why:
Yes, it’s impossible for any museum to represent every culture and period in equal measure. However, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is attempting to re-tell the story of global creativity by taking objects out of...
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