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Louvre Abu Dhabi Displays New Acquisitions and Loans from Partner Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi has unveiled new acquisitions and loans from partner museums and international institutions in its permanent galleries. The museum has added three artworks by Pablo Picasso to its collection, reinforcing its pivotal role as a trusted partner with cultural institutions worldwide.

Encouraging Cultural Exchange and Strengthening Abu Dhabi as a Global Hub for Culture

The newly exhibited artworks encourage cultural exchange and further strengthen Abu Dhabi as a global hub for culture. From pre-history artefacts to revolutionary works by Pablo Picasso, new stories of cultural connections spanning centuries can be found at every turn throughout Louvre Abu Dhabi’s galleries.

A Growing Collection of Artistic Expression and Human Creativity

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, stated that the museum continues to create a platform for dialogue and understanding, inviting visitors from around the world to embark on a journey of discovery and appreciation of the museum’s growing collection. The newly added artworks complement the museum’s narrative and enrich its collection, serving as windows into different eras, civilizations, and artistic movements.

Notable Additions and Loans from Partner Museums

Among the notable additions are Blue and White Porcelain Dish from China, Figure of Surya from Cambodia, The Prince of Envy and the Abduction of Concord from Southern Netherlands, Les Marionnettes by Jean-Honoré Fragonard from France, and Terrestrial Globe by Vincenzo Coronelli from Italy.

With the support of France Muséums, Louvre Abu Dhabi is collaborating with prestigious international lenders for the first time. These include the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, Malta, which lent a remarkable ornamental pillar known as Cippi, and the Museum of Anthropology of Xalapa in Mexico, which is lending five iconic artworks that will be on display at the museum later this year.

A Symphony of Artistry and Cultural Exchange

These pieces, spanning continents and centuries, converge within the museum’s halls, creating a symphony of artistry and cultural exchange that captivates visitors and ignites their imagination. Each loan and acquisition tells a unique story, shedding light on the richness of human creativity and the timeless allure of artistic expression.


In addition to these new masterpieces, visitors can admire Leonardo da Vinci’s Saint John the Baptist painting, a loan from Musée du Louvre. Louvre Abu Dhabi continues to solidify its position as the first universal museum in the Arab world for global cultural exchange, inviting people from all over the world to explore the interconnectedness of cultures and the boundless depths of artistic achievement.

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