Creating a talented team of Mediators at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a unique project. A partnership between two countries, it is the first universal museum in the Arab World and one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year.

We recruited and trained the Mediator team at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, completing the full recruitment and training services in just 12 weeks. The Mediators will be the public face of the Museum, we used our extensive experience of building audience facing teams to handpick a talented pool of 30 Mediators to fulfil this role.

Training contents included:

  • Theories of museology, art history and learning in museums
  • Detailed knowledge building of the Museum’s development, iconic architecture and the artworks on display
  • Techniques to facilitate engagement with the Museum’s content, incorporating presentation skills, visitor management and overcoming barriers to learning.

At the Louvre Abu Dhabi opening events, our talented Mediators delivered tours to VIPs from around the world and received much praise from these significant individuals from iconic cultural organisations. We are continuing to mentor the Mediators as the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors to the public.

Over a coming series of blogs, a number of the Mediators will be sharing their experiences of working at the Louvre Abu Dhabi and delivering some of their first tours and workshops.