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Louvre Abu Dhabi’s second exhibition to focus on globes

Exhibition will run from March 23 to June 2 and feature 160 pieces

Staff Report
17:14 March 12, 2018

Abu Dhabi: The history of representing the world in globes will be the theme of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s second exhibition this year, the museum announced in a statement sent on Monday.

Entitled ‘Globes: Visions of the World’, the exhibition will open to public on March 23 and run until June 2. It will feature 160 pieces, including more than 40 globes and spheres, from the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale De France, France’s national library, as well as other French museums like the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Chateau de Versailles, the Centre Pompidou and the Musee des Arts et Metiers. There will also be rare archaeological remains, scripts, astrolabes and world maps on display.

“We are living in an age of new scientific discoveries unparalleled throughout history. Man’s perceptions of the world have been transformed by the creation of new technologies; which is why this exhibition is important to Louvre Abu Dhabi. It will introduce our guests to historical artefacts, including some of the oldest globes and astrolabes from the Islamic world, which have interconnected the world from ancient times to the present day,” said Manuel Rabate, director at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The exhibition is curated by Catherine Hofmann, chief curator at the French library, and Francois Nawrocki, chief curator and deputy director at the library.