What does it mean to be universal? For Louvre Abu Dhabi, it is a particular way of seeing the world through art; of using human creation from prehistory to the present to highlight humanity through its commonalities, contrasts and connections as a whole, not isolated across cultures, civilisations and time. This universal mentality can be discovered throughout every aspect of the museum, from its ethos and architecture to its gallery themes and the careful selection and placement of artworks together.
Visitors can approach Louvre Abu Dhabi as a one-of-a-kind journey of questions, intriguing answers and more questions. While it inspires appreciation of beauty and human achievement, it also exists to provoke openness, respect, curiosity and self-reflection, all for the benefit and enlightenment of those who pass through its doors and gather under its dome.
Apart from the Museum Galleries, visitors may also reflect within the promenades or explore outstanding temporary exhibitions in a dedicated space, a children’s museum, auditorium, cafê, restaurant, and museum shops.