Video: Abu Dhabi just opened their Louvre museum - take a look inside

Thu 09 Nov 2017 10:39 AM GST
Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over one billion euros to make.

Abu Dhabi is renting the name "Louvre" for 30 years andy paid France £399 million to do so.

They also loaned 300 artworks from France, which cost £571 million. Just like Paris, the museum has a Da Vinci portrait, "La Belle Ferronniere," which is also on loan.

There are more than 620 pieces and artefacts on display including Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. There's also a Napoleon painting from Jacques-Louis David.

Only 235 pieces are from the museum's own collection. Loans come from 13 French museums like Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, and Versailles.

(Source: Business Insider UK YouTube channel)

Last Updated: Thu 09 Nov 2017 12:01 PM GST