Louvre Abu Dhabi completes review into Qatar map 'inaccuracy'

Measures have been put in place to prevent error from happening again, say officials
By Staff writer
Mon 29 Jan 2018 01:57 PM

Louvre Abu Dhabi said on Monday it has completed a review following the removal of a map in the Children's Museum, which had a number of inaccuracies.

According to state news agency WAM, the review revealed a failure in the commissioning of a simplified schematic map that was meant to represent the journey of an ancient vase.

Measures have been put in place to prevent this from happening again, officials said, WAM added.

Last week, Louvre Abu Dhabi said it had replaced a map of the Arabian Peninsula that omitted Qatar. The museum said the map was an "oversight" that had been rectified.

Louvre Abu Dhabi has more than 40 major maps throughout its permanent galleries, each geographically detailed. Each of the 12 principal galleries is introduced by an animated map, which presents some of the objects on display.

On several of those maps, the geography of the Arabian Peninsula is illustrated accurately, WAM said.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in November by French President Emmanuel Macron and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

It was marketed as "a universal museum" celebrating cultural exchange and tolerance.

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