Preface to the fourth edition

2012

In 2017, The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened.  But the museum did not have enough objects to fill its display cases.  This was expected all along, and the Paris Louvre had prepared 300 objects to travel to Abu Dhabi for the museum’s opening.  Of the 300 objects, 22 were affected by the journey in very strange ways: the objects’ outline remained intact, but their façade (or skin) was that of another object. Needless to say, this puzzled all concerned, and the event remains unexplained.  

This video documents what may have happened to the objects as they were being transported from Paris to Abu Dhabi.