Agence France-Muséums

Our mission

Agence France-Muséums, chaired since its creation by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, was set up on 11 July 2007 in Paris, in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement signed between the United Arab Emirates and France on 6 March 2007.

Agence France-Muséums has been entrusted with the task of carrying through the commitments of France to the project of the universal museum of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and of structuring the expertise of the French cultural institutions involved.

It provides assistance and expertise to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates in the following areas:

  • Definition of the scientific and cultural programme
  • Assistance in project management for architecture including museography, signage and multimedia projects
  • Coordination of the loans from French collections and organization of temporary exhibitions
  • Guidance with the creation of a permanent collection
  • Support with the museum’s policy on visitors.

Agence France-Muséums provides consultancy and expertise to its Emirati partners of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT), the authority in charge of conserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate.