BY KEVIN JONES
Does the Louvre Abu Dhabi's universalist stanceprevent it from crafting its own narrative?
"Birth of the Museum" opening at Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2014. From left to right: Jean-Luc Martinez,
president-director of the Musée du Louvre; Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon al-Nahyan, president of Tourism & Culture Authority
Abu Dhabiand of Tourism Development and Investment Company; François Hollande, president of France; Jean Nouvel,
architect,Aurélie Filippetti, former French Minister of Culture. Copyright and courtesy Musée du Louvre.
The French have a curious epithet for the Louvre Abu Dhabi: le Louvre…