Discover the origins of the world’s greatest museum
Travel back in time to seventeenth and eighteenth-century France and discover the art, ideas, people and politics behind the creation of the great Musée du Louvre.

‘From one Louvre to another opening a museum for everyone’ tells the fascinating stories of the origins of the Louvre: from the royal collections of Louis XIV, displayed in the gardens and royal apartments in the palace of Versailles, to the pioneering artists’ studios and workshops of the Louvre in Paris, and finally to the museum’s grand opening to the public following the political upheaval of the French Revolution.

This is Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first temporary exhibition and includes 150 masterpieces from the Château de Versailles and the Louvre’s earliest collections, including painting, sculpture, furniture and ceramics gathered from across the world.

The exhibition is curated by Jean-Luc Martinez, President of the Musée du Louvre, and Juliette Trey, curator of seventeenth and eighteenth-century drawings and prints.

Admission is included with your museum general admission ticket.
Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Club Members visit for free.

Opening hours:

  1. 10am – 8pm Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  2. 10am – 10pm Thursday and Friday
  3. Closed on Mondays
  4. Last entry and purchase is 30 minutes prior to closing
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