© Louvre Abu Dhabi - Photograph by Marc Domage

This special exhibition—the first of its kind in the Arab world—illustrates the history of the Louvre in Paris, France.

From December 19, 2017 until April 7, 2018, the first special exhibition of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum will be exhibited: “From One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone.” 150 works from the 18th century will be presented; the exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, as well as other pieces from different collections from the museum and the Palace of Versailles, which narrate two centuries of trajectory since its foundation. The Louvre is recognized as one of the first museums in the world to exhibit the royal collections to the public.

“From One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone” is divided into three sections: the royal collections of Versailles under Louis XIV, the Louvre as the palace of artists, and the creation of the Louvre Museum.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi aims to offer a new perspective on the history of art in a globalized world. Along with its collection of works of art and artifacts in its galleries covering the entire history of humanity, the museum will present four special exhibitions a year, organized by the partners of the French museum and the Agence France-Muséums, according to the intergovernmental agreement with a validity of 15 years between the government of Abu Dhabi and France.

 (With information from Louvre Abu Dhabi - © Louvre Abu Dhabi - Photograph by Marc Domage)