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IM Pei, the Chinese-American architect best known for his designs for the Louvre and the Washington National Gallery, has died at the age of 102. Born in Canton but brought up mainly in Shanghai, he chose to study in the US, arriving in 1935, aged 17, and found himself stranded by the Second World War. He studied at Boston under Walter Gropius and Marcel Bruer, and developed a style of architecture influenced both by the...

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In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris will hold a historic exhibition to celebrate Eugène Delacroix—one of the most prolific French painters of all time. Despite the artist’s prominence, his last significant retrospective dates back to 1963: the centenary year of his death. The collection will guide visitors through 180 of his works—mostly paintings—charting and paying tribute to the entirety of his career. From the young artist’s...

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi has unveiled a highway art gallery–the first and only of its kind in the world. To mark UAE Innovation Month, the museum will be showcasing iconic artwork and artefacts from its prestigious collection by mounting them on several eight by six-metre billboards lining the E/11 Sheikh Zayed road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Car passengers are being encouraged to tune into Abu Dhabi Media radio stations—Radio 1 (100.5 FM), Classic FM...

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An announcement has been made for the official opening date for Louvre Abu Dhabi. The museum is set to be the first of its kind in the Arab world and its unique architecture sets it above from the rest. On 11 November 2017, the public will be able to enter the new universal museum that will exhibit human stories from across civilisations and cultures. There will be a great festival of opening celebrations that includes...

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The exhibition ‘Birth of a Museum’ was proudly presented as the first large-scale assembly of the collection of the Louvre Abu Dhabi from 22 April to 24 August, 2014. The exhibition displayed 130 artworks that the new museum has acquired since 2009, providing a taste of what the museum has in store for visitors, showing works from different civilisations ranging from ancient times to the present day, and offering a new perspective on the history...

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