The Louvre Abu Dhabi has started collecting photography, making its first acquisitions in the field, including a daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey showing a veiled woman, Ayoucha, around 1843. The work is among the latest round of acquisitions announced by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, which is overseeing the museum project.
Abu Dhabi’s brand extension of France’s most prestigious museum is busy snapping up great works of art — it’s only borrowing the Louvre’s name — prior to its highly anticipated opening in 2015.
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