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He said the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be the centerpiece of a planned cultural district that also will include a branch of New York's Guggenheim and a national museum.
The generous spending pot has produced a collection as impressive as it is diverse, unafraid to grapple with themes such as sexuality and different religions.
The next hurdle of this ambitious but controversial project will be in convincing the greater Arab world to accept the museum's bold artistic representations of sexuality and religion.
and participated in making the American culture in making the country's identity. And I think that's what needs to be remembered," said curator Vincent Pomerade.
"(We want to) establish Abu Dhabi as a place for cultural tourism," the Louvre Abu Dhabi's assistant curator, Khalid Abdulkhaliq Abdulla, said at the Paris exhibit.
and Pablo Picasso.
One expert noted that many European collections were built in less desirable ways.
"Do you think we did it any differently in Europe when we used to be more powerful?" Nouvel asked. in the early 20th century, when it was emerging economically and industrially and private collectors started founding museums to showcase their artistic wealth.
The museum's renowned architect Jean Nouvel brushed off such critics with a Gallic shrug, suggesting that detractors are just annoyed or jealous that Europe now doesn't have the money to embark on such costly cultural projects.
"This idea of a crossroad, this idea of dialogue between civilizations, the meeting of cultures, the meeting of art, was at the heart of the project from the beginning," Pomerade said.
"Buying in culture is far better than looting it, which is what most nations did for hundreds of years," said Julian Radcliffe, of the Art Loss Register.
French President Francois Hollande inaugurated the exhibition of around 160 works titled "Birth Prada Velvet Shoulder Bag of a Museum." It includes a 19th century Yemeni Torah and a 13th century Gothic Bible, as Prada Black Wallet On Chain
Louvre Abu Dhabi shows off its treasures in Paris
However, skeptics in France say the nation known for its nouveau riche society can't simply buy its way into being "cultured."
The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors in December 2015 in the Arab federation and organizers hope it will put the country with flashy hotels, arid deserts and the world's seventh biggest oil reserves on the map for its oil paintings instead.
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Beyond this, the Arab Louvre project's founders believe Abu Dhabi is an ideal location for a universal museum, as the UAE itself is a cultural crossroad.
PARIS The oil rich United Arab Emirates certainly has the wealth of a first class nation. Now, it hopes to buy in the culture of a first class nation to the tune of $550 million.
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