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Inauguration of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, this “universal” museum which offers a message of tolerance. Let's discover this large-scale project which began in the early 2000s.

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This week, French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, this “universal” museum which offers a message of tolerance.

"Initiated by Jacques Chirac in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, launched by Nicolas Sarkozy, this project of" Louvre of the desert "was to see the light of day in 2012, under François Hollande. A monumental metal dome therefore, in the shape of a moucharabieh to allow only a few rays of light to pass through depending on the time of day. "

Source: Le Figaro

“Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the museum is to be officially presented in a ceremony at 8:00 pm in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, United Arab Emirates strongman Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyane and other leaders , including King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Located on Saadiyat Island, in the capital of the Emirates, the museum will open its doors to the public on Saturday with festivities scheduled until November 14 ”.

Source: TVA Nouvelles

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Véronique Lavergne
Véronique Lavergne
Véronique is a librarian at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and a trainer in educational technology for future teachers. She also holds a teaching certificate in the social universe at the secondary level and collaborates regularly with the organization L'École branchée.

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