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Must-see masterpieces: Beautiful museums around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 26: Louvre Abu Dhabi’s exterior © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

Louvre Abu Dhabi in the UAE

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the art museum is the largest in the Arabian Peninsula. The dome features 7,850 aluminum stars and weighs over 7,700 tons (over 6.9 million kg). The museum is part of an agreement with the French government that allows them to borrow masterpieces from 13 French institutions. Some of the notable works of art housed here include Leonardo da Vinci's "La belle ferronnière," "The Saint-Lazare Station" by Claude Monet and an 1887 Van Gogh self-portrait.

© Louvre Abu Dhabi/Mohamed Somji
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