Louvre Abu Dhabi set to open in late 2016

Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi will open at the end of 2016, according to the museum’s president.

Speaking in Paris, Jean-Luc Martinez told a press briefing on the $1 billion project on Saadiyat Island that the opening of the museum will be delayed until the end of next year according to French media

While construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year, the building is not expected to be delivered until spring 2016, after which the installation of the collection will take place.

This is expected to take up to three months, according to the curator Jean-François Charnier. The Art Newspaper says the official opening could take place on December 2, National Day in the UAE.