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Louvre museum


Green activist hid in Louvre loos before gatecrashing Louis Vuitton's show

October 22, 2021 3:47 pm

She accused LVMH of having pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions but excluding its sub-contractors from its calculations.

In the West the looted bronzes are museum pieces, In Nigeria 'they are our ancestors’

June 24, 2021 10:55 am

There are more than 3,000 other works and perhaps thousands more as well were stolen by invading British soldiers in 1897, and are now treasured pieces in the collections of some of the most important museums in the United States and Europe.

Mona Lisa up for auction? Not quite

June 14, 2021 10:31 am

The painting was done by an unknown artist in the early 17th century, around 100 years after the original by the Italian Renaissance master entered the royal collection of Francois I, Christie's said

Explained: Who is Laurence des Cars, the first woman head of the Louvre in its 228-year history?

May 28, 2021 7:42 am

Des Cars specialises in 19th and early 20th-century art, and is a driving force behind the restitution of art looted by the Nazis during World War II.

A clash of wills keeps a Leonardo masterpiece hidden

April 12, 2021 10:50 am

The Louvre was so eager to include “Salvator Mundi” in its anniversary exhibition that the curators planned to use an image of the painting for the front of its catalog, officials said

Mona Lisa back at work, visitors limited, as Louvre reopens

July 06, 2020 3:00 pm

Before the pandemic, as many as 50,000 people per day toured the Louvre in the busiest summer months

Mona Lisa back at work, visitors limited, as Louvre Museum reopens

July 06, 2020 2:51 pm

About 70 percent of the museum — 45,000 square meters of space — housing 30,000 of the Louvre's vast trove of works is again accessible to visitors starved of art in lockdown.

How can museums stay relevant? Museum man Vinod Daniel has answers

December 22, 2019 8:03 am

Daniel, chairman of the board for AusHeritage, has worked closely on museum projects pan-India, including the Madras Museum, the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in Delhi.

It’s Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa

November 10, 2019 3:33 pm

The Louvre does not have an overcrowding problem per se. It has a Mona Lisa problem. No other iconic painting comes anywhere close to monopolizing its institution like she does.

IM Pei, a master whose buildings dazzled the world, is dead at 102

May 17, 2019 11:29 pm

IM Pei never played down his connections to China. His children were all given Chinese names, and when he won the Pritzker Prize in 1983, widely viewed as the highest honor a living architect can receive, he used the $100,000 award to establish a scholarship fund for Chinese architecture students.