Thousands throng to Louvre Abu Dhabi for International Museum Day

Louvre Abu Dhabi attracted one million visitors during its first year of operations
Thousands throng to Louvre Abu Dhabi for International Museum Day
With one million visitors in the museum’s first year of operations, Louvre Abu Dhabi has quickly grown to become a key cultural destination for UAE residents and tourists alike.
By Staff writer
Mon 20 May 2019 11:43 AM

More than ten thousand guests Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saturday the 18 May in celebration of International Museum Day.

With extended opening hours until 1am, visitors enjoyed the museum’s ongoing activities as well as its permanent galleries and international exhibitions, particularly Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection and the Musée du Louvre, which closed Saturday.

With one million visitors in the museum’s first year of operations, Louvre Abu Dhabi has quickly grown to become a key cultural destination for UAE residents and tourists alike.

In keeping with the museum’s mandate to build a cultural ecosystem for the UAE and beyond, as well as to redefine the role museums have traditionally played by creating a social space for communities to gather and exchange, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ongoing programme is designed to educate, engage and inspire.

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