Louvre Abu Dhabi to open at the end of 2016

The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been delayed, with a planned opening date at the end of 2016.

The opening of the museum, to be located on Saadiyat Island, was due to take place this year but has now been delayed until 2016, owing to issues in obtaining and installing the artwork. 

Tourism and Development Investment Company, the state-owned developer of the city’s Saadiyat Island cultural district, released a statement last month saying:"Construction of Louvre Abu Dhabi is well underway. An updated timeline will be announced in due course."

The museum will house more than 500 works from its permanent collection with more than 300 works loaned from French institutions.

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