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Louvre: Highway Gallery 2.0

Reflecting Louvre Abu Dhabi’s universal narrative, Highway Gallery 2.0 will include works from different moments of history and a variety of cultures, including ancient masterpieces such a vase from circa 5500 BCE, found on the UAE island of Marawah; a 4,000-year-old statuette of an ancient Bactrian Princess; as well as a 11th or 12th century statue from China representing Guanyin, a divinity of compassion. Other historic artefacts include a 15th century Islamic helmet, a 17th-century Hindu manuscript depicting a huntress, and a Japanese suit of armour from the early 18th century.

As drivers tune into one of the partner radio stations and approach the display, they will automatically hear a 30-second story about each artwork as part of a collaboration with Abu Dhabi Media. In addition, a select group of renowned personalities that represent the multicultural voices of the UAE have recorded the script for each artwork.

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi. Opening on April 7, 2019. For more information visit visit

Earlier Event: April 8
Manarat al Saadiyat: 2019 Galleries
Later Event: April 23
Art Hub: BLOOM