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$450m 'Da Vinci painting' heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has said. The newly-opened museum made the announcement on Twitter, without specifying whether it had bought the painting at auction this month. Media reports say it was purchased by a Saudi prince. The work – known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) – was sold in New York for a record $ 450m (£341m). It was the highest auction…

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News: Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November

After years of delays, speculation and intrigue, the Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on November 11th. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures. The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists. Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and considered the World’s Leading…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Louvre Abu Dhabi

Born of an agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open in November. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the fascinating new facility. The new location will display art, manuscripts and objects of historical, cultural and sociological significance from around the world. Spanning millennia, the items on display will originate from societies and cultures, but universal themes and common influences will be highlighted to illustrate similarities arising from shared human experience transcending geography, nationality and history. Museums traditionally display objects and…

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French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre

A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police say. The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured. One soldier received a head injury. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the attack was “terrorist in nature”. The Louvre, home to numerous celebrated art works, is the most visited museum in the world. Police say five shots were fired at the man, who…

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