Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences

Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences
One winning bid will be entertained to a virtual journey through the Louvre in Paris, Lens and Abu Dhabi (pictured here). (Shutterstock)
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Updated 28 November 2020

Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences

Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences

DUBAI: The Musée du Louvre and Christie’s have joined forces for an auction of 24 once-in-a-lifetime experiences, with bidding running from Dec. 1-15 online.

Read on for seven of the highlights.

The three Louvres

The winning bid will be entertained to a journey through the Louvre in Paris, Lens and Abu Dhabi.

La Joconde

Accompanied by Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Musée du Louvre, the winner will attend the annual examination of the famed Mona Lisa painting.

Magical night

Discover the Louvre Museum by night in this magical experience for art lovers.

Fit for a king

Formerly used by French royals, the winning bidder will enjoy a private concert in the Caryatids Hall.

Rooftop fun with JR

The winning bidder will get the chance to join French photographer and street artist JR as he traverses the rooftops of the Louvre Museum.

Garden of the Tuileries

This experience allows the winner to name a newly planted tree and a restored bench in the famed garden.

A Cartier treat

The Cartier Panther bracelet will be given to the buyer during a visit to the Apollo gallery. Pierre Rainero, director of style and heritage at Cartier, will also guide the winner through a visit to the luxury label’s workshops.


What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
Updated 16 January 2021

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us.
After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?
Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men’s deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research and interviews, Oluo investigates the backstory of America’s growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all, according to a review at goodreads.com.