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Where next for museums? Four key takeaways from Louvre Abu Dhabi symposium on the post-pandemic future

Event marking anniversaries of the Emirati museum and New York University Abu Dhabi looked at museum collections, buildings and people, and the impact of coronavirus

Virtual symposium streamed from United Arab Emirates explores why museums matter in the age of Covid

The webinar will feature speakers including Max Hollein and Mikhail Piotrovsky and will be co-hosted by Louvre Abu Dhabi and NYU Abu Dhabi

'I am not too worried by crowd problems': Louvre director predicts visitor numbers will drop by 80%

Jean-Luc Martinez believes that capitalising on the museum's permanent collection will be key to recovery

British architect David Adjaye to build a church, mosque and synagogue on a united site near the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The future House of Abrahamic religions in Abu Dhabi shows how the UAE differs from Saudi Arabia

Is the $450m Salvator Mundi really on a Saudi yacht?

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s luxury vessel has unexpectedly circumnavigated Europe and docked in the Netherlands

Golden Age day trips from Tefaf Maastricht: our pick of must-see shows

The 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt this year has prompted a glut of exhibitions devoted to the Dutch artist and his peers

2018: the year in review

Our London and New York teams ponder 2018's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

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

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

Salvator Mundi will not go on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi this month, for reasons unknown

$450.3m Leonardo da Vinci painting was due to be unveiled at museum in two weeks but its display has now been delayed

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

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi: expert uncovers ‘exciting’ new evidence

Did Louvre Abu Dhabi’s $450m painting belong to an English nobleman who followed Charles I to the scaffold in 1649?

Leonardo da Vinci’s $450m Salvator Mundi to go on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi on 18 September

The painting will be lent to the Louvre in Paris next year for an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of artist's death

Leiden Collection shows off two ‘new’ Rembrandts in Amsterdam

Rediscovered portraits are due to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi in early 2019

Louvre’s director: we are active in 75 countries

Jean-Luc Martinez says the museum’s international projects have skyrocketed over the past five years

How refugees are conserving Iraq and Syria's extraordinary monumental heritage

Opening mega museums is not the only way to exercise soft power in the region

How the Middle Eastern museum and collecting scene have flowered

Anna Somers Cocks, founder-editor of The Art Newspaper, in discussion with Roxane Zand of Sotheby’s at the Asia Society, New York, 1 March

Louvre Abu Dhabi replaces map that omitted Qatar after international outcry

Museum claims it was an "oversight", but others say it was political

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

The year in Museums

Private money makes its mark

We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says

Announcement appears to contradict earlier reports linking purchase to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince

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How offsets on arms sales into Abu Dhabi have helped finance its Louvre

A French study of the Gulf museums sees them as the Versailles of the sheikhs—a step towards autocracy

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

Four unexpected works on show in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Nudes? non-Islamic religions? Questioning the nature of God?

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

Louvre Abu Dhabi embraces all religions and displays the complexity of the world’s mind

New museum's universal approach derives from the open-mindedness of the founder of the UAE

Abu Dhabi Art set to benefit from Louvre opening

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

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

Emirati Voices: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Qur'an, Bible and Torah display

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority talks about his favourite objects from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Noor Al Suwaidi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Madonna and Child

Emirati artist and curator talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Zaki Nusseibeh on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Bactrian Princess

Minister of State in the UAE government talks about about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's golden eagle

CEO and MD of Mubadala Investment Company talks talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

CEO and MD of Mubadala Investment Company talks about how the museum will become part of the fabric of the country

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Introducing Emirati Voices: a video series on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati citizens talk about the museum's collection and global impact

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Emirati voices: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading Emirati commentator talks about how the museum will change the Gulf

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Louvre Abu Dhabi aims to make up for failed education in the Middle East

Leading Emirati thinker, Zaki Nusseibeh, on why the UAE is more humanistic than its neighbours

Emirati Voices: Noura Al Kaabi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's impact

UAE minister talks about how the museum will change visitors and residents alike

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Emirati Voices: Dr Lamees Hamdan on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Bactrian Princess

Commissioner of first UAE pavilion at the Venice Biennale talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati voices: works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

UAE citizens talk about the work of art that speaks to them most

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A sample of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection

Highlights from the museum's permanent collection and exceptional loans

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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

Exclusive: the first interview with Louvre Abu Dhabi’s French director

High-flying civil servant Manuel Rabaté describes how the museum will work

interview by Vincent Noce

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum

Major acquisitions announced for Louvre Abu Dhabi

New pieces bolster museum’s collection of more than 600 works

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open with a Leonardo?

The artist's La Belle Ferronnière is the subject of loan discussions