above > lacework of stainless steel and aluminum dome courtesy ateliers jean nouvel
conceived by ateliers jean nouvel in 2007, an assemblage of desert, sunlight, waterfront galleries and a stainless steel dome, on saadiyat island, louvre abu dhabi opens to the public 11 november 2017. the museum is an ambitious vision of france and united arab emirates whereby u.a.e. leases artwork from 17 french museums for a 30-year period. the artworks consist of a small portion of modern contemporary art amidst a vast infusion of histories and religions from a multitude of places.
the principle is that it remains a museum that belongs to the geography, and culture and identity of the country. ~jean nouvel
above & below courtesy ateliers jean nouvel