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- Image: Milon de Crotone / Puget, Pierre.
- Image: Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l'Amour / Canova, Antonio.
- Image: Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l'Amour / Canova , Antonio.
- Image: Nymphe et triton entourés de deux petits génies / Goujon, Jean
- Image: Tombeau de Philippe Pot (1428 - 1493), grand sénéchal de Bourgogne.
- Image: Captif ("l'Esclave rebelle") / Michel-Ange, Michelangelo Buonarroti, dit.
- Image: Captif ("l'Esclave mourant") / Michel-Ange, Michelangelo Buonarroti, dit.
- Image: Sainte Marie Madeleine / Erhart, Gregor.
Collections & departments Department of Sculptures
The rooms devoted to "modern" sculpture, opened in 1824, gradually became the Department of Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Sculpture. Separate collections were founded in 1848 for antiquities and in 1893 for objets d'art.
Our specialist curators are responsible for sub-sections of the collections as follows
Sophie Jugie, Director of the Department
• Byzantium and French Middle Ages: Pierre‐Yves le Pogam
• Italy, 13th–16th centuries: Marc Bormand
• France and Northern Europe,15th–16th centuries: Sophie Jugie
• Europe, 17th century: Valérie Carpentier
• Europe, 18th century: Guilhem Scherf
• Europe, 19th century: Stéphanie Deschamps-Tan
The Documentation Center's specialist holdings in sculpture from the Middle Ages to the 19th century are open to all visitors. They include:
- 6,500 artwork files, one for each sculpture registered in the Louvre's inventories, covering works held by the museum or on long-term loan or permanent transfer to other museums;
- a wide range of general reference material on sculpture from the medieval period to the mid-19th century (by artists born prior to 1820), with 11,145 files on research issues in the field of sculpture (artists, cast-makers, founders, museums, and monuments that house sculptures);
- a collection of historical photographs;
- the department's own publications, such as catalogs, pamphlets, overviews, symposium proceedings, and periodical articles.
- A reference library giving access to dictionaries, salon catalogs, and works on the materials of sculpture and on iconography.
The Documentation Center's specialist staff are:
Laurence Brosse, Documentation Officer
• Middle Ages: Christine Vivet-Peclet email@example.com
• Italy, 13th–16th centuries: Olivier Guerin firstname.lastname@example.org
• Northern Europe, 15th–16th centuries: Angèle Dequier email@example.com
• Europe, 17th century: Joëlle Ducré firstname.lastname@example.org
• Europe, 18th century: Laurence Brosse email@example.com
• Europe, 19th century: Béatrice Tupinier-Barrillon firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection management unit handles the logistical, material, administrative, and legal aspects of moving works from the collections, for example when they are loaned for exhibitions, moved to new sites, restored, or used to replace other works loaned for exhibitions. This unit also oversees works on long-term loan to museums and government departments.
• Djamella Berri
• Mathilde Formosa
• Frederick Hadley
The administrative team ensures the department runs smoothly by dealing with all legal, financial, and HR issues and any other administrative matters.
• Alexandra Clauzel, Administrative and Financial Officer
• Fabrice Demonchy
Study and research center of the department
101 rue de Rivoli, 5th floor
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 50 59
Access: Métro Palais Royal
Free access by appointment only (valid ID required)
Subject to availability (up to 6 persons)
Loan conditions: no loans
Open to the public from Monday to Friday,
from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.
(Closed on public holidays)
From December 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016
(Closed on public holidays)
From Agust 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015