When the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors, it was the culmination of 10 years’ work and the fulfilment of the UAE’s lofty cultural ambitions.
The spectacular building is the vision of award-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Its centrepiece, a dome made from 7,850 unique stars, creates a ‘rain of light’ that dances across the museum interior.
Louvre Abu Dhabi boasts more than 600 artworks, spanning myriad cultures and periods, including 300 masterpieces on loan from other institutions, including famous works from masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse and Edouard Manet.
Through this documentary, CNN tells the story of the creation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and takes viewers inside the museum for the first time.