ART & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE | France’s Louvre Museum To Reopen July 6, Versailles June 6

PARIS | FRANCE – The Louvre museum in Paris will reopen on July 6, it said on Friday, as France’s historical and cultural sites emerge gradually from the coronavirus lockdown. In a statement, France’s most visited museum said a booking system and new signposting would offer visitors the maximum possible safety while they are in … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | France’s Louvre Museum To Reopen July 6, Versailles June 6

Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Ministry of Culture concluded its ‘Reading Marathon’ initiative with a record 606,000 pages read. The six-week event witnessed an unprecedented participation of readers from all segments of society. Launched in late April, the ministry’s initiative comes as part of its ‘Culture in Quarantine’ project, aimed at raising awareness about … Continue reading Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

ARTS & CULTURE | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Launches Remote Guided Cultural Tours

ABU DHABI – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre launched remote cultural tours at the mosque in line with precautionary measures taken in the UAE to protect the society, following the spread of the coronavirus. The leading global cultural destination annually receives over 6 million worshippers and visitors of various cultures all across the globe. All … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Launches Remote Guided Cultural Tours

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Soon Release A New Documentary On Michelle Obama

Netflix and Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company have announced a new original documentary: Becoming, following the former first lady as she goes on a 34-city tour to promote her bestselling memoir of the same name. the wait isn’t too long as Netflix plans to launch Becoming in just over a week, on May 6. … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Soon Release A New Documentary On Michelle Obama

ARTS & CULTURE | Louvre Abu Dhabi Brings New Digital Experiences To Audiences At Home

ABU DHABI – Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Monday that it is adding to its current digital offering, providing free access to more content through virtual tours, video and downloadable activities. This development brings Louvre Abu Dhabi’s stories of cultural connection – – of its artworks and exhibitions – – to audience around the world, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Louvre Abu Dhabi Brings New Digital Experiences To Audiences At Home

MUSIC FOR HOPE | How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Live – Stream Became An Unexpected Global Blockbuster

When Andrea Bocelli’s Easter performance at Duomo di Milan was first conceived, it was being thought of primarily as a local event – or localized to Italy, at least. The live-stream’s instigator, the mayor of Milan, came up with the idea the intention of uplifting his home country, the one hardest hit in some of … Continue reading MUSIC FOR HOPE | How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Live – Stream Became An Unexpected Global Blockbuster

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | 2020 Daytime Emmys Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday that due to the coronavirus outbreak it has postponed the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been scheduled for June. ‘Given out concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | 2020 Daytime Emmys Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – France’s renowned Canned Film Festival has been postponed. Organizers of cinema’s largest annual gathering, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said Thursday that they are considering moving the festical to the end of June or the beginning of July. ‘As soon as the development of the French and international health … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Limits Number Of Visitors Amid Coronavirus Fears

PARIS – The Louvre has said it was restricting entry to the world’s most visited museum. Only people who have already reserved a ticket online, or those who normally benefit from free entry, will be allowed into the Paris landmark, the Louvre said Monday. According to AFP, the restriction comes after the vast museum was … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Limits Number Of Visitors Amid Coronavirus Fears

ARTS & CULTURE | Spain Shuts Prado, Other Madrid Museums Due To Coronavirus

MADRID – All of Madrid’s state-run museum, including the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, will be closed to the public due to the coronavirus epidemic that has hit the Spanish capital, authorities said on Wednesday. ‘The measures takes effect from tomorrow, March 12, until further notice’, Spani’s Culture Ministry tweeted. The Reina Sofia, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Spain Shuts Prado, Other Madrid Museums Due To Coronavirus

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Museum Closed Again As Workers Fret Over Coronavirus

PARIS | FRANCE – The Louvre Museum in Paris shut its doors to arts lovers and tourists for a second day on Monday as management held talks with workers over the risks associated with coronavirus. Queues quickly in the rain outside the world’s most visited museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and there … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Museum Closed Again As Workers Fret Over Coronavirus

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Morocco May Postpone Sports, Cultural Events Over Coronavirus

RABAT – Morocco is considering the postponement of sports and cultural events over coronavirus fears, a national committee charged with overseeing the state’s response to the disease said on Sunday, state media reported. Mass gatherings may also be canceled the committee said, adding that travel to and from countries suffering from coronavirus outbreak would continue … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Morocco May Postpone Sports, Cultural Events Over Coronavirus

TRAVEL ALERT | Paris’ Louvre Closes For Staff Meeting On Coronavirus

PARIS – – Art lovers were left locked out of the Louvre in Paris on Sunday morning as the world’s most-visited museum held a staff meeting about the coronavirus outbreak. Long lines of disgruntled tourists snaked outside the museum, the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait and the Venus de Milo sculpture. A … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Paris’ Louvre Closes For Staff Meeting On Coronavirus

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ‘Singing Trees’ Highlights Environment Awareness

ABU DHABI – Tomorrow, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Thetre du Chatelet, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will launch the world premiere of Singing Trees,  a new interactive installation created by award-winning digital artists from London, Umbrellium, in collaboration with Paris’ Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/MUSIC, IRCAM, and independent producer, Katherine Jewkes. Combining … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ‘Singing Trees’ Highlights Environment Awareness

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Culture To Present A Series Of Films At ‘Al Marmoom: Film In The Desert’

DUBAI – – Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Culture, will present a series of films at the first edition of ‘Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert’, which will take place from 4th – 7th March in the Al Marmoom Desert. As part of Dubai Art Season, the event aligns with the new cultural vision … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Culture To Present A Series Of Films At ‘Al Marmoom: Film In The Desert’

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