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April 2018

Lecture: Stories of an Arabian Navigator

25 April @ 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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The 15th-century Arabian navigator, cartographer, author and poet Ibn Majid is one of the key figures in the region's seafaring tradition; his books, charts and maps guided sailors from the Arabian peninsula to Africa and India for centuries. This lecture by Dr Hamad Bin Seray, Professor of History and Archaeology at UAE University, is inspired by the current Louvre exhibition Globes: Visions of the World.

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May 2018

LAST CHANCE Co-Lab: Contemporary Art and Savoir-faire

6 May
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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AED 60

This exhibition, one of two inaugural openings at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, is part of the Emirati-French Cultural Programme established by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Institut Français back in January 2016. It features four contemporary works of art of different media created by UAE-based artists in collaboration with noted French manufacturers: Talin Hazbar and the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres: ceramics…

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June 2018

LAST CHANCE Globes: Visions of the World

2 June @ 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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AED 60

The Louvre Abu Dhabi's second touring exhibition fits the 'world museum' brief explicitly: curated by Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), it's a collection of 160 scientific instruments and spherical representation of the world from antiquity to the present day. As Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said: “We are living in an age of new scientific discoveries unparalleled throughout history. Man’s perceptions of the world have been transformed by the creation of new technologies; which is why this exhibition…

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