Culture with Robert Bound

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20 November 2017

Episode 319

28 minutes


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We head to Saadiyat Island, home to the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, to find out what adorns the walls of this branch of the French mega museum – and whether it will be a success.

20 November 2017

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Saadiyat Island

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This new home to the Louvre is a just off the shore of Abu Dhabi, where we’ll soon see more major museum openings, such as the Guggenheim and the Zayed National. But can you just plonk culture down wherever you please and hope it blossoms? Razan Alzayani is co-founder of ‘Kerning Cultures’, a Middle East podcast, and brings us this report.

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Gareth Harris

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The chief contributing editor to 'The Art Newspaper' sits down with Robert Bound to weigh up the successes of the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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