On November 11, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum will open in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The museum is part of a project designed to appeal to millions of visitors every year.
The waterfront museum will hold hundreds of pieces of art representing ancient and modern times around the world. It will include Middle Eastern objects and paintings, as well as works by Western artists.
The Louvre in Paris, France is one of the most famous museums in the world. In 2007, France agreed to take part in a joint project to open an art museum in Abu Dhabi. French officials say the collection does not face any restrictions.
Jean-Francois Charnier is the scientific director of Agence France-Museums. He said the museum organizers had complete freedom in making decisions about the art to present.
You have nude statues in the museum, contemporary paintings. You also have religious images from all religions, he said.
The works will represent major periods of human development and will show connections between different cultures, Charnier said.
The objective, he said, is to show that in history there are more links and bridges than walls.
The museum has major pieces of art including a 15th century painting by Giovanni Bellini and a 19th century painting by Osama Hamdy Bey.
The museum also has a 3000-year-old Egyptian funeral set.
Famed French architect Jean Nouvel designed the museum. It is almost 100,000 square meters in size. It includes a series of white buildings under a huge, rounded steel top. The steel is cut in numerous places and shapes to let in daylight and produce beautiful shadows.
French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen spoke at a news conference in which the museum opening was announced.
At a time when some forces are attacking history by destroying work, taking our heritage hostage, this is an essential act, she said. It is civilization responding to barbarity.
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He has painted nude models.
The wall hangings are thought to be roughly contemporary with the tiled floors.
beautiful old buildings which are part of our heritage
The pirates treated their captives with barbarity.
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2.It will include Middle Eastern objects and paintings, as well as works by Western artists.
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这个海滨博物馆将展出上千件象征着全世界古往今来各个时期的艺术作品 。其中将包括中东的物品和画作，以及西方艺术家的作品 。
法国巴黎的卢浮宫是全球最知名的博物馆之一 。2007年，法国同意参加一个联合项目，旨在于阿布扎比开办一个艺术博物馆 。法国多名官员表示，展览的内容没有任何限制 。
让 富朗索瓦是法新社科学频道的负责人 。他表示，该博物馆的组织者对于博物馆呈现的艺术内容有绝对的自由决定权 。
该博物馆有许多重要画作，比如15世纪乔瓦尼 贝利尼的一幅作品以及19世纪奥萨马 哈姆迪的一幅作品 。
知名法国建筑师让 诺维尔担任了这座博物馆的设计师 。博物馆大约有10万平方米的大小 。其内有一系列白色建筑，屋顶又大又圆，钢性材质 。建筑材料经过裁剪后，以不同的形状应用于不同的地方，好让阳光射进来，形成美丽的光影 。
法国文化部部长弗朗斯 尼森在一次新闻发布会上发表了讲话，并宣布了博物馆的成立 。
在列强用破坏工艺、攫取遗产成果的方式来破坏历史之际，成立这种博物馆的行为十分必要，她如是说道 。这是文明对野蛮的回应 。
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