Abu Dhabi Louvre Birth of a Museum Exhibition opens up!

April 23, 2013 18:55
Abu Dhabi Louvre Birth of a Museum Exhibition opens up!

Arousing a feeling of interest, art collectors, enthusiasts, and lovers of art in general will all find a home at the Louvre Birth of a Museum Exhibition which will remain open to the public until July 20.

Furthermore, with 130 pieces of the Abu Dhabi Louvre’s permanent collection on display, the exhibition, held at Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District, showcases artefacts, paintings, sculptures and many items from all over the globe, many of which will be seen for the first time. As a matter of fact, for many residents the opportunity to visit the exhibition means furthering their personal knowledge of the world while fulfilling their hunger for creativity.

According to a 37-year-old Emirati mother and student at the Higher Colleges of Technology, that being a clothes and accessory designer and maker, she feel that this experience has inspired her to incorporate many of the works she have seen at the exhibition within her art work while she also feel that just by reading about the pieces and artefacts and learning their history, her understanding of ancient cultures has been improved.

At the same time, visitors and tourists from Germany, Canada and Italy roamed the halls on the exhibition’s first day.

According to the former pharmacist Canadian Hazel Milne that one thing he admire the most other than the fact that some of these works have never been seen before, is the exhibition’s structure and organisation which really tells a story of cultural and religious unity and universalism.

While referring to the placement of the Torah, Bible and Quran next to one another she continued that this gesture sends a great message from the UAE to people worldwide because many would expect a Middle Eastern museum to be focused on Islamic or Arabic art yet we find works from countries all over the world.

Absolute interestingly, the exhibition’s general curator, Laurence des Cars said in an earlier statement that the exhibition contains items from Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Mali and other countries, which is a major change from the European-centric works found in the Paris Louvre Museum. He also added that visitors will find displayed a collection reflecting tolerance, knowledge and education and bringing them out into the open.

In fact, there are many religious concepts on display as there are also sensitive issues. Nevertheless, this is being done in a tasteful matter and not for the sake of shocking. Guiding exhibition guests through the chronologically ordered works, the ambient lighting and animated screens displayed in every section will make descriptions of the artworks available in Arabic, English and French.

It undoubtedly sounds to offer a wondrous experience for visitors.

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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