Statement from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Statement from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

The recent reports that allege continued worker mistreatment at Saadiyat Island are disturbing and should give anyone pause. We have made it clear from the beginning of our involvement in the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project that strengthening labor protections is a top priority as we work in partnership with the Abu Dhabi government to create an institution that will be culturally transformative.

Construction on the Guggenheim building itself has not yet begun. Site enabling works were completed late in 2011. The Guggenheim is working closely with our partners in Abu Dhabi at the highest levels to continue to improve workers welfare practices. Together, with TDIC, we have made substantial progress, and, as we approach the start of building construction, we will continue to do so because these issues are of utmost mutual concern.

May 24, 2014

Eleanor R. Goldhar
Deputy Director and Chief of Global Communications
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

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