This exhibition displays more than 250 of the earliest photographs ever seen of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the American continents. Believed to be the time of authentic representations of the world, the exhibition explores how nationality, geography, culture, regional politics and the continual improvement of photography techniques influenced both the photographers and these early images.
Exhibition in collaboration with musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and Agence France-Muséums, and sponsored by the Bank of Sharjah.
Entrance is included as part of the museum general admission ticket – 63 AED (including 5% VAT). Admission is free for children under 13.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.louvreabudhabi.ae or by calling +971 600 56 55 66, or at the museum ticketing desk.
The Maharani of Nepal and her Ladies in Waiting. Nepal. 1885 – 1894
Exhibition Mini Tours
Until 13 July 2019
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30 and 15:30 | Free Duration: 30 minutes
Discover how, in the past, people from all
around the world were fascinated by the great
new invention of photography.
Kayaking at Louvre Abu Dhabi
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
LAST CHANCE TO SEE Rembrandt Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age
LAST CHANCE before it is too hot for Kayaking at the Museum
Every Friday and Saturday until 7 June 2019 | 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 5:30pm | 6+ | AED120 + VAT per person
Enjoy the museum from the stillness of the Arabian Sea. Take a tour on a kayak and learn all about the exquisite architecture, from a unique perspective.
No prior experience is necessary. Tours last 60 minutes. Guests will be accompanied by professional instructors and given a safety and paddle briefing prior to the tour.
Children between the ages of 6 – 12 are to be accompanied by parents or guardians. Casual attire is recommended. Changing rooms are available near the kayaking information desks.
Payment can be made in cash or by credit card.
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo by Seeing Things – Mohamed Somji
LAST CHANCE TO SEE Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection and the Musée du Louvre exhibition
Until 18 May 2019, daily during museum opening hours
The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings by Dutch masters Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and their contemporaries. It surveys Rembrandt’s artistic journey in Leiden and Amsterdam and his relationships with rivals and peers, including Johannes Vermeer, Jan Lievens, Ferdinand Bol, Carel Fabritius, Gerrit Dou, Frans van Mieris and Frans Hals.
Ramadan at Louvre Abu Dhabi
Scene from the film One Two Three, Director: Ylya Aronova (Russia), 2015
Ramadan Family Film Screenings
Friday and Saturday throughout Ramadan
Visit Louvre Abu Dhabi throughout Ramadan for short, looped film screenings with the theme of multiculturalism, highlighting the values of empathy, courage and exploration in documentary and animation format. Discover heart-warming tales from around the region including The Elephant and the Bicycle, which is a whimsical tale about an elephant street cleaner whose life changes forever when he sees a bicycle on a billboard.
Free with an admission ticket (Children under 13 free to the museum).
The museum will open late on 15, 16 and 17 May until 12:00am and on 18 May until 1:00am.
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Museum Café will operate throughout Ramadan.
Louvre Abu Dhabi hours are: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10 am–8 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am–10 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Last entries and ticket purchases end 30 minutes prior to closing. Special visitor hours will be in effect during some holidays and Ramadan.
General admission tickets are 63 AED (including VAT). Reduced access tickets are 31.5 AED (including VAT) for visitors aged 13-22, UAE education professionals, and members of the military.
Admission is free for members of the museum’s loyalty programme, children under the age of 13, ICOM or ICOMOS members, journalists and visitors with special needs and their companions.
ABOUT LOUVRE ABU DHABI
Created by an exceptional agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by Jean Nouvel and opened on Saadiyat Island in November 2017. The museum is inspired by traditional Islamic architecture and its monumental dome creates a rain of light effect and a unique social space that brings people together.
Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and invites audiences to see humanity in a new light. Through its innovative curatorial approach, the museum focuses on building understanding across cultures: through stories of human creativity that transcend civilisations, geographies and times.
The museum’s growing collection is unparalleled in the region and spans thousands of years of human history, including prehistoric tools, artefacts, religious texts, iconic paintings and contemporary artworks. The permanent collection is supplemented by rotating loans from 13 French partner institutions, regional and international museums.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a testing ground for new ideas in a globalised world and champions new generations of cultural leaders. Its international exhibitions, programming and Children’s Museum are inclusive platforms that connect communities and offer enjoyment for all.
In 2019—the declared Year of Tolerance in the United Arab Emirates—Louvre Abu Dhabi will continue to be a hub for all cultures and a symbol of openness, hope, tolerance and inclusivity in the Arab world.
© Press Release 2019