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Museums & Heritage

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is 'on track, on budget', director Richard Armstrong says

Construction on the long-delayed project is expected to take three to four years

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Austrian company behind Louvre Abu Dhabi dome is insolvent after non-payment

Spiralling costs of museum project chiefly to blame for bankruptcy, say press reports

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi tops one million visitors in its first year

Leonardo da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronière will remain on loan to the museum for another year

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Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi: Why Bernardino Luini should be back in the frame

The Art Newspaper invites Matthew Landrus to expand on his theory on attribution to Leonardo and studio

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Museums

British Museum rekindles relationship with Zayed National Museum after loan deal ended last year

Under new partnership, the London museum will lend key objects to the new institution in Abu Dhabi

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Art market

Abu Dhabi Art censors work by Saudi Arabian artist

Abdulnasser Gharem’s painting about Sunni-Shia divide was removed from Brigitte Schenk's stand at organisers' request

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Swiss journalists reporting on opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi detained for two days

The pair were blindfolded then interrogated for up to 10 hours by authorities over their coverage of migrant workers

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with

Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

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Art fairs

In the afterglow of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening, Abu Dhabi Art moves up a notch

Some dealers at the fair report brisk early business but say big sales are a waiting game

Abu Dhabi Art

Video: Abu Dhabi Art opens as the world watches

Is the UAE now the art capital of the Middle East?

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi report: what was said at the grand opening of the €1bn project

Architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez and more speak about the Arab world’s "first universal museum"

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Art market

Abu Dhabi Art set to benefit from Louvre opening

This year’s fair has 13 new exhibitors and is hoping for more international visitors

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Video: Will Louvre Abu Dhabi become famous as a new wonder of the world?

Not just a spectacular building, the museum is a treasure house of art arranged in a radical, intercultural manner

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Abu Dhabi

The ruler sheikh who was fascinated by archaeology

The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, set up an archaeological programme that anticipates the creation of Louvre Abu Dhabi