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Louvre Abu Dhabi Construction Begins

ImageHis Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed French President Nicolas Sarkozy to a commemorative ceremony celebrating the launch of the Louvre Abu Dhabi construction project.   This is the first universal museum to be built in the Middle East.    A presentation before dignitaries took place at the Emirates Palace. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and President Sarkozy also inaugurated a new preview experience of the Louvre titled “Talking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi”.   A brief film describes the design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel.  The Louvre Abu Dhabi is scheduled for completion in 2012/13.


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