The Louvre Museum in Paris, opened the doors this September to a new Department of Islamic Art that features one of the best collections in the world.
Just twenty years after the project’s great pyramid of the Louvre, they now created the new Department of Islamic Art . Undoubtedly represents a milestone in the history of the museum and the old palace.
The new department invites visitors on a sensory journey of discovery of Islamic collection. A cultural exchange center, reveals the face of a civilization that covered varied wealth infinitely.
To accommodate the entire collection the place was designed architecturally with a unique setting. One of the courtyards has been covered with an undulating glass roof. The galleries created provides 2,800 square meters which are illuminated by natural light. From the top seems like a desert dune.
The collection presents nearly 3,000 works, whose origins are from Spain to India and dating in a fork of time from the eighth century to the nineteenth. And saved more than 18,000 works from the Louvre and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs , which will be exposed over time.
With this news we have a new excuse to visit this magnificent museum and of course, the magical city that is Paris.