From One Louvre to Another
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 is Louvre Abu Dhabi's first temporary exhibition and includes 150 masterpieces from the Château du Versailles and the Louvre's earliest collections, including painting, sculpture, furniture and ceramics gathered from across the world. The exhibition will explore the royal collections of Louis XIV through the story-telling display of works that once adorned the gardens and royal apartments of Versailles to the masterpieces that made the Louvre's debut to the public in 1783.
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.
(Photo: Hubert Robert, The Grande Galerie, c. 1795, oil on canvas, 14.6 in x 16.1 in)