Agence France-Muséums

Our mission

Created in 2007 following the intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France, Agence France-Muséums has been for 12 years a key link between France and the UAE in the accomplishment of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

By gathering for the first time the collections and the expertise of the French cultural institutions involved, AFM has provided since its creation assistance and expertise to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates in the following areas: definition of the scientific and cultural programme, assistance in project management for architecture including museography, signage and multimedia projects, coordination of the loans from French collections and organization of temporary exhibitions, guidance with the creation of a permanent collection, and support with the museum’s policy on visitors.

Since the opening of the museum in November 2017 and in accordance with the intergovernemental agreement, Agence France-Muséums now continues its missions for Louvre Abu Dhabi notably with the coordination of loans from French museums for 10 years, the organisation and production of temporary exhibitions for 15 years and the organisation of trainings for the museum’s professionals.

Hervé Barbaret is the Chief Executive Officer of Agence France-Muséums.