February 7, 2023:
Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with Louvre Abu Dhabi, launched a special commemorative stamp that highlights the significance of the museum in celebrating the long-standing cultural heritage of the UAE. The stamp further emphasises the pioneering position of Louvre Abu Dhabi as a hub for cultures and human civilisation, along with being a sanctuary for arts, museums and cultural institutions. The new postal stamp is in line with the Group’s objective of documenting and highlighting key features of the country’s civilisational monuments.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a cultural landmark, with galleries that displays artworks shedding light on the human creativity throughout history. The museum’s ancient and modern art pieces tell the stories of civilisations and eternal human values. The museum opened in Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi in 2017, as part of a cultural agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France. It was designed by architect Jean Nouvel, who was inspired by Arabic heritage and combined traditional Islamic architecture with French concepts and expertise. Since its opening, Louvre Abu Dhabi has become a unique social space that brings people together in an artistic and cultural environment.
Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO for Emirates Post Group Company (EPGC), said: “Emirates Post Group is keen to showcase the UAE’s most prominent landmarks by highlighting its artistic and cultural diversity. The issuance of commemorative stamps document historical, cultural, and civilisational monuments and institutions across the Emirates, further solidifying the UAE’s prominent presence on the international tourism map. We are pleased to work with Louvre Abu Dhabi to issue this new postage stamp, which reflects the museum’s prominent position as
a major cultural establishment in the region and a hub for worldwide cultural events, art, and exhibitions.”
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Emirates Post Group, the oldest public service institution in the UAE, on this incredible initiative and are truly honoured to have our museum commemorated through this iconic postage stamp. This collaboration demonstrates our position as a leading cultural institution and a source of national pride. Similar to how Emirates Post Group connects people through their postal services, Louvre Abu Dhabi connects people through art, showcasing how our shared creativity and humanity continues to transcend time, geographies and civilisations.”
Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and tells stories of cultural connections. The museum’s growing collection is unparalleled in the region and spans thousands of years of human history, including prehistoric tools, artefacts, religious texts, iconic paintings and contemporary artworks. The permanent collection is supplemented by rotating loans from French and international partner museums and institutions.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a testing ground for new ideas in a globalised world and champions new generations of cultural leaders. Its international exhibitions, programming and Children’s Museum are inclusive platforms that connect communities and offer enjoyment for all.
The commemorative stamps will be available at all Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres and can also be obtained online at www.emiratespostshop.ae.