Louvre Abu Dhabi
Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Louvre Abu Dhabi has issued distinctive commemorative stamps to highlight the cultural progress that the United Arab Emirates reflects, and its interest in art and museums.
Created by an unprecedented cultural agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by Jean Nouvel and opened on Saadiyat Island in November 2017. The museum is inspired by traditional Islamic architecture and within its first year, the museum became an unique social space that brings people together over art and culture.
Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and invites audiences to see humanity in a new light. Through its innovative curatorial approach, the museum focuses on building understanding across cultures; through stories of human creativity that transcend civilisations, geographies, and times. The museum’s growing collection is unparalleled in the region and spans thousands of years of human history, including prehistoric tools, artefacts, religious texts, iconic paintings, and contemporary artworks. The permanent collection is supplemented by rotating loans from 13 French partner institutions, regional and international museums.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a testing ground for new ideas in a globalised world and champions new generations of cultural leaders. Its international exhibitions, programmes and Children’s Museum are inclusive platforms that connect communities and offer enjoyment for all.