Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum: A Whole New Intercultural Treasure House

A wide view of the interior of the Louvre Abu Dhabi with a silver-toned dome ceiling. | Image credit and source: Christopher Pike / The National

In November 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi envisioned as a ‘museum city in the sea’ finally opened its doors. Hailed by French President Emmanuel Macron as a “decisive turning point” in ties with the United Arab Emirates, the museum is a partnership between France and UAE that took 10 years to bring to fruition. Plans […]

Salvator Mundi: The Complex History Behind the Last Leonardo da Vinci

The Salvator Mundi (“Saviour of the World”) painting shows Christ with a haunting expression on his face. He is holding a glass orb in one hand while his other hand is raised with fingers crossed, as though blessing whoever was looking upon it. But before Salvator Mundi, the 500- year-old painting of Christ by Leonardo […]