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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

WATCH: Louvre Abu Dhabi receives mega-structure treatment from National Geographic documentary

Check out the teaser to The Making of Louvre Abu Dhabi documentary, which brings to life the vision of the UAE and France coming together in exchange of art and culture

The documentary chronicles the construction of Louvre Abu Dhabi over a five-year period. Courtesy National Geographic Abu Dhabi
The documentary chronicles the construction of Louvre Abu Dhabi over a five-year period. Courtesy National Geographic Abu Dhabi

National Geographic Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of its latest film series: The Making of Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Arab world’s first universal museum.

The film is part of the Megastructures series and brings to life the vision of the UAE and France coming together in exchange of art and culture.

The 44-minute documentary focuses on the construction of the museum chronicling a five-year period.

It also goes behind the scenes; look at the building, operation and staffing taken for the massive project.

It also spotlights the large team of architects (including internationally-acclaimed Jean Nouvel), project managers and visionaries as they take the Louvre Abu Dhabi from concept to realisation.

“We are so honoured to have been part of this iconic project, to which we have dedicated our finest global and regional production teams, working together around the clock for over five years to produce a documentary to the highest standards,” says Sanjay Raina, General Manager, National Geographic Abu Dhabi Mnea and Senior Vice Presidents, Fox Networks Group.

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“This is a story for the whole world to see, and reflects the groundbreaking achievements and historic heritage Abu Dhabi is leaving for generations to come.”

The film will be aired in Arabic on National Geographic Abu Dhabi’s free-to-air channel until December 26.

It will then air in the rest of the world in English over the next few months.