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The new galleries of the Department of Islamic Art opened to the public on September 22, 2012. Some 3,000 objects are on display, spanning 1,300 years of history and three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia.

Further information about the opening of the new galleries

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Department of Islamic Art
75058 PARIS cedex 01

Director of the Department: Yannick Lintz
Deputy Director: Judith Hénon
Secretariat: Rachel de Souza, secretariat-dai@louvre.fr


Research for the collections is conducted by the department’s curators and a team of scientific consultants. Fields of study are broken down by the nature of the collections, geographically and chronologically.

  • Yannick Lintz, Head Curator
  • Gwenaëlle Fellinger, Curator – Iranian world 15th-19th (textiles)
  • Etienne Blondeau, Scientific Consultant - Arab world, until the 11th century
  • Annabelle Collinet, Scientific Consultant – Iran and surrounding areas 9th–12th (metal)
  • Judith Hénon, Curator - Indian world
  • Carine Juvin, Scientific Consultant – Arab world 12th-15th
  • Charlotte Maury, Scientific Consultant – Ottoman collections and book art
  • Delphine Miroudot, Scientific Consultant – Iranian collections 12th-15th
  • Rocco Rante, Archeologist – Susa collections


The documentation service’s holdings are primarily based on the department’s works: records of artworks, photo archives, databases, etc.

It also adds to the library and updates reference material on Islamic art.

  • Marie Fradet, Head of Documentation
  • Hélène Bendejacq, Scientific Documentalist – Photo archive management
  • Monique Burési, Scientific Documentalist
  • Marie-Josée Castor, Scientific Documentalist
  • Élodie Pomet, Scientific Documentalist - Museum Plus administrator
  • Carlos Fernandes, Librarian

Reception and appointments:
Carlos Fernandes, carlos.fernandes@louvre.fr

The Registrar's Office

The Registrar’s Office oversees handling of the department’s artworks regardless of the destination (internal or external transfer) or purpose (restoration, analysis, loan, etc.).

  • Isabelle Luche, Head of the Registrar's office
  • Olivier Ségissement, Registrar

Administration, finances

The Head of Administration and Finance, with the help of the Financial Officer, sees to the proper administrative and financial management of the department, as well as the smooth running of its technical and logistic operations.

Discover the new exhibition spaces

The Department of Islamic Art is the newest department in the Musée du Louvre.

Created in 2003, the Department of Islamic Art reopened in September 2012 in a completely new, restyled setting, which provided its collections with a space befitting their prominence within the museum.

The dedicated mini-site invites you to take a look behind the scenes of this incredible project.


Practical information

The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25
Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17

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