Louvre is still the most visited museum in the world


Originally published in exibart

Enter through the glass pyramid that gives access to the Louvre Museum in Paris, the French capital, is embarking on a journey back in time through arts works. One day is not enough to enjoy the artistic treasures gathered in France, many of which usurped from people who were defeated, most by the Napoleonic wars in ancient times.

Therefore, regardles the way those art works were conquered, are gathered in one exhibition space and humanity can only thank the French government for the preservation of these priceless treasures and testimonies of universal history.
Exibart published:

“The Louvre Museum, in Paris, France, confirms again that was the most visited museum in the world in 2014. Over 9 million and 300,000 visitors crossed the glass pyramid in the last 12 months, 100,000 more than in 2013. According to the report ‘The Global Attractions Attendance Report’. 

Foreign visitors accounted 70 percent of ticket sales and on top of that list are the American tourists, Chinese but also Italian, English and Brazilian. In addition to the main attraction, always the Mona Lisa, the second most visited work was the Winged Victory of Samothrace, recently discovered and restores thanks to crowdfunding. According to official sources of the Museum, more than half of visitors are under 30 years of age. We are in waiting for the opening of Abu Dhabi, scheduled for 2015.”



Abu Dhabi Louvre

Abu Dhabi Louvre is a museum that is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates capital. Initially the opening was scheduled for 2012-2013, but delays have led to predict a new date, 2015. It will be one of the components of a gigantic cultural district which is being built on the island of Saadiyat, along with three other museums and a center of entertainment.

On March 7, 2007, the Louvre Museum in Paris, announced that would associate its name to this new museum as part of a 30-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, will have a total area of 24,000 square meters and the construction costs are estimated between 832 and 108 million euros.

Artwork from around the world will be showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art. However, the construction of the museum has caused much controversy in the art world, as many objections have been raised as to the motives of the Louvre in this deal. (Text from Wikipedia).

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