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Who's building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi?

Alternate Title Gulf Labor; Gulf Labor's 52 weeks
Creator Gulf Labor (Organization)
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In United States
Geographic Focus United Arab Emirates
Subjects Museums -- Design and construction; Museums -- Economic aspects; Foreign workers
Summary "Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum)."
Languages English