Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Futur Louvre Abou Dabi


Project management for exhibition design, multimedia and signage for the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum.

Designed by Jean Nouvel, the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum is located in the culture-focused neighbourhood of Saadiyat Island, which aims to concentrate the largest number of cultural institutions in the world. Due to open in 2013, the Abu Dhabi Louvre is a universal museum of fine art with a surface area of 24,000 m². It's an innovative project that will showcase the great civilisations in 4 chronological wings and present major works of universal art history.

The Nathalie Crinière design agency won the exhibition design competition for the museum’s permanent collection (6,000 m²). This gallery will be the reflection of crossed perspectives on multicultural works. A space where works come together, confront each other and reveal themselves; a space that tells stories, buoyed by an architecture of alcoves and closets that give an intimate, insider’s feel to your visit. Deep perspectives, incorporated into the building’s succession of open spaces, lead into a more global view of the museum. The museum is aimed at a pluri-ethnic public, creating a need for a lot of interpretation that must take care not to overshadow the actual works.

Designed to be state-of-the-art, the interactive and multimedia interpretation tools will be very innovative, using high definition images (4K) and digital cartels, as well as the « Companion » - a geolocalised, context-aware mobile interpretation device that emits content specifically adapted to each visitor. 
reciproque has been hired by the Agence Nathalie Crinière as a sub-contractor to design and produce the audiovisual interpretation system for the permanent collections of the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum.


Directeur de projet : François Forge
Chef de projet : Ludovic Perrot
Consultant mobile : Loic Tallon
Ingénierie informatique : Damien Roussat
Scénographie additionnelle : Alice Sabatier
Graphisme et signalétique : C-Album
Architecte : Ateliers Jean Nouvel


Agence France Muséums
Press kit (PDF)
Saadiyat Island - Cultural Distric

2008 - 2013

Musée du Louvre, Abu Dhabi


> 800 K€

Project type 
Permanent exhibition