From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling through Fables
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
2M ago
In this episode, we visit the exhibition “From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling through Fables” with Rawdha Ahmed AlAbdouli, Curatorial Assistant at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Together, we delve into the fascinating world of animal fables, their evolution through time. Did you know that fables originated from India and Greece? Tune in to learn more, and hear about the influence of majors figures, such as Ibn al-Muqaffa’ and Jean de La Fontaine, and how these stories continue to inspire artists today. The exhibition “From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine, travelling through Fables” is on show at ..read more
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Architecture (1): Jean Nouvel and the Universal Museum
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
For this first episode in our mini-series looking at the architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, we have met up with Jean Nouvel, the museum’s architect, for an exclusive tour of the museum. Exploring the permanent collections together, we discussed with Jean Nouvel his response to a historic challenge, namely building the first universal museum in the Arab world.  If you liked this episode, don’t miss out on the second episode of our mini-series dedicated to the architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, featuring architect Hala Wardé, Jean Nouvel's associate and director of the project. F ..read more
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Architecture (2): Origins and Challenges, with Hala Wardé
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
For this second episode in our mini-series looking at the architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, join us under the dome for an interview with architect Hala Wardé. An associate of Jean Nouvel and director of the project, Hala Wardé looks back with us at the Louvre Abu Dhabi adventure. From the very first sketch to the final installation of the dome, join us as we talk about the key stages of this highly challenging project.  If you liked this episode, don’t miss out on our interview of Jean Nouvel. We have explored the permanent collections together; and we discussed with Jean Nouvel his r ..read more
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Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this episode, we are visiting the exhibition “Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design” with Fakhera Alkindi, senior curatorial assistant at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Through the lens of Cartier’s creations, we will see how the Islamic arts became a major source of inspiration for western designers as the world stepped into modernity at the turn of the 20th century.   From masterpieces of the Islamic arts to the design sketches made in Cartier’s workshops, and finally to magnificent pieces of jewellery, dive with us into the mind of Cartier’s designers and discover how this Islamic ..read more
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Letters of Light
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this episode, we visit the exhibition Letters of Light with our host Marine Botton accompanied by Laurent Héricher – curator of the show and chief curator at the French National Library – and Mariam Al Dhaheri – assistant curator at Louvre Abu Dhabi. As we walk through the five different sections of the exhibition, we will take a close look at some of the oldest and most important manuscripts from the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Join us as we dive into the birth of the three monotheisms and the origins of the sacred writings from the Hebrew Bible, the Chr ..read more
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Tales of Exchanges from the Emirates
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this first episode of our podcast, join Amna Al Zaabi and Eiman Al Hammadi on a tour of the exceptional loans from the seven emirates displayed in the Permanent galleries of Louvre Abu Dhabi. On this tour, learn about the Tales of Exchanges from the Emirates which recount the history of the Emirates through the millennia in celebration of the United Arab Emirates' 50th anniversary. The artworks of this special display are visible from November 2021 until November 2022 in the Permanent galleries of Louvre Abu Dhabi. On Show is a podcast produced by Louvre Abu Dhabi. Our warm thanks go t ..read more
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Versailles & the World
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this episode, we visit the exhibition Versailles & the World in company of Hélène Delalex and Bertrand Rondot, curators of the exhibition and respectively Curator and Head Curator of Furniture and Decorative Arts at the Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. The exhibition invites you for an immersion within the dazzling 17th and 18th century court of Versailles. You will discover how the palace became a unique meeting place of knowledge and art for different civilisations through a selection of key masterpieces on display in the exhibition. The exhibition Versailles ..read more
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Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this episode, we visit the exhibition Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity with the exhibition’s curators Sylvie Patry and Stéphane Guégan, respectively Chief Curator, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at Musée d’Orsay, and Advisor to the Presidency of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie. The exhibition brings together more than 150 masterpieces and features pioneering works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Cézanne... inviting visitors to explore why Impressionism was considered so shocking in the 19th century and how it paved the way for the artistic revolu ..read more
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Stories of Paper
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this episode, we visit the exhibition Stories of Paper with the exhibition’s curators Xavier Salmon and Victor Hundsbuckler, respectively Director and Curator at the Department of Drawings & Prints at the Musée du Louvre. Stories of Paper explores the special material’s qualities and how, even as digital technologies threaten to make paper obsolescent, this most universal of media continues to occupy an essential place in contemporary creativity, enquiry, and self-expression. The exhibition Stories of Paper is on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi from the 20th of April until the 24th of Jul ..read more
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Bollywood Superstars: A Short Story of Indian Cinema
On Show at Louvre Abu Dhabi (English)
by Louvre Abu Dhabi | اللوفر أبوظبي
3M ago
In this new episode of our podcast, our host Aisha AlAhmadi, Assistant Curator at Louvre Abu Dhabi, visits the exhibition Bollywood Superstars: A Short Story of Indian Cinema with the exhibition’s curators Julien Rousseau, Head of the Asian Collection at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Hélène Kessous, Anthropologist, and specialist of South Asian cinema,  Featuring extracts from some 40 films and more than 80 artworks, Bollywood Superstars investigates the diverse origins of Indian cinema. From 19th century traditional shadow theatre and early silent movies to the 21st cen ..read more
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