From one Louvre to another

Design of digital mediation tools and production of multimedia content for the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum

2016 - 2017
Louvre Abu Dhabi, EAU

Designed by Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum opened in 2007. Located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district of Saadiyat Island, it is the first universal museum in this region of the world. Since its inauguration on November 8, 2017, the museum has displayed over 600 pieces, either as part of the museum’s collection or as loans from France’s most prominent museums. The Louvre Abu Dhabi features four temporary exhibitions each year.

Drawing primarily on collections from the Louvre and those from the Palace of Versailles, the inaugural exhibition, “From One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone” (from December 21, 2017 to April 7, 2018), through nearly 150 masterpieces and trilingual multimedia devices, tells the origin story of the Louvre museum from the royal collections, from the end of the 17th century to the 19th century.

"Le Louvre de Napoléon" : fresque audiovisuelle de 11,6 mètres de long
"The Louvre of Napoleon": 11.6-meter audiovisual mural
Montage of the mural “A Palace for Artists” © reciproque

Reciproque designed and created the multimedia installations (dual-projection audiovisual murals, protection, video loop) found throughout the exhibition for Agence France-Muséums.

The audiovisual murals presented, in chronological order and in keeping with the scenography, The Versailles of Louis XIV”, "A Palace for Artists: The Louvre", "From Versailles to the Louvre Museum" and finally "The Louvre of Napoleon". In addition, the large projection outlined the context for the Salon of 1785. Lastly, the video loop explained the techniques for creating marquetry and biscuit porcelain pieces.


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