Mon 20-05-2019 11:13 AM
ABU DHABI, 20th May, 2019 (WAM) — More than 10,000 guests, made up of children, families and other art enthusiasts, including visitors from abroad as well as UAE residents, visited Louvre Abu Dhabi on 18th May, as the global community of cultural institutions celebrated the International Museum Day.
With extended opening hours until 1 am, visitors enjoyed the museum’s plethora of ongoing activities as well as its permanent galleries and international exhibitions, particularly Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection, and the Musee du Louvre, which closed Saturday.
With one million visitors to the museum’s first year of operations, Louvre Abu Dhabi has quickly grown to become a central destination for UAE residents and tourists alike.
In keeping with the museum’s mandate to build a cultural ecosystem for the UAE and beyond, as well as to redefine the role museums have traditionally played by creating a social space for communities to gather and exchange, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ongoing programme is designed to educate, engage and inspire.
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