The world's most visited art museum is going global. France's president is on hand to inaugurate the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the project billed as a bridge between civilisations. It's a mega-project dating back more than a decade... at a cost of €580 million. But how much can it accomplish? What are the terms of the deal with the Gulf emirate? And what does France's most visited tourist attraction contribute to art?
Produced by Charles WENTE, Ivana SCATOLA, Francois PICARD.
Selma BELLA ZARHLOUL
Independent curator and art critic
Editor, The Art Tribune
Paris correspondent, The Washington Post