Management heads picked for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Two key appointments have been made for the museum that is due to welcome its first visitors in 2017

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is due to open in 2017.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is due to open in 2017.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has picked a director and deputy director for the Louvre Abu Dhabi. 

Manuel Rabate and Hissa Al Dhaheri have respectively been appointed director and deputy director for the museum. 

French national Rabate was the CEO of Agence France-Museums since 2013, the entity established to support the creation of the museum which is born from an intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France.

Meanwhile, UAE national Al Dhaheri assumes her role from a former post as head of the Louvre Abu Dhabi project at TCA Abu Dhabi. 

Remarking on the appointments, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of TCA Abu Dhabi, said: "Louvre Abu Dhabi represents a vital component of the Abu Dhabi Plan to form a wider vision that prioritises culture in the capital.

"The appointments of Rabate and Al Dhaheri celebrate the spirit of the museum. Their combined alliance and strong track record leading the team here in Abu Dhabi will be indispensable as we embark on the next pivotal stage of the museum."

Louvre Abu Dhabi is expected to welcome its first visitors in 2017, with its opening date due to be announced shortly, according to WAM.

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