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Making Sacred Images. Rome-Paris, 1580-1660

The great reform movement that shook the Church in the sixteenth century comprised a profound reflection on the nature of sacred images, fiercely attacked by the Protestants.
With some 85 works (prints and drawings, paintings, objets d’art, sculptures), “Making Sacred Images” aims to explore the complex issues at the heart of the religious art created by the greatest seventeenth-century painters, sculptors, and architects, such as Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Pietro da Cortona in Rome, and Simon Vouet, Eustache Le Sueur, Philippe de Champaigne, or the Le Nain brothers in Paris.

Dispositif Le Cratère d’Antée, un chef-d’œuvre de la céramique grecque

Louvre - DNP Museum Lab. Masterpieces of the Ancient Greek World

Discover the Musée du Louvre's collection of ancient Greek art through digital displays developed as part of the Louvre - DNP Museum Lab project. These fun and interactive displays provide tools for better understanding and appreciating the works on display.

Dispositif « L’art espagnol au musée du Louvre, histoire d’une collection » présenté à Tokyo d’avril 2012 à octobre 2012

Louvre - DNP Museum Lab. Masterpieces of Spanish Painting

Discover the collection of Spanish art in the musée du Louvre thanks to the multimedia displays designed as part of the Louvre – DNP Museum Lab project. This interactive and fun approach gives you the keys to understanding masterpieces by Zurbarán, Murillo and Goya.

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Louvre - DNP Museum Lab, Sèvres Porcelain, an Art of Living in the 18th Century

Feast your eyes on the beauty of 18th-century Sèvres porcelain in the Louvre’s Napoléon III Apartments. Cutting-edge multimedia resources, designed in the context of the Museum Lab project, will help you discover how these porcelain pieces were made.

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Louvre - DNP Museum Lab Egypt

Enjoy an innovative museum experience at the Louvre’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities! State-of-the-art, fun-touse multimedia resources, developed for the ‘Louvre – DNP Museum Lab’ project, are available to help you understand the conventions of Egyptian art and decipher a funerary stela: the Stela of Sakherty.

Gerhard Richter

As a counterpoint to the major traveling retrospective devoted to the remarkable career of Gerhard Richter, initiated by Tate Modern (October 6, 2011–January 8, 2012), subsequently on view at the Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie (February 12–May 13, 2012), to be followed by the Centre Pompidou (June 6–September 24, 2012), the Louvre exhibits about a hundred works on paper in the Mollien rooms of the museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings.


Founding Myths. Inaugural exhibition of the Petite Galerie

What is a myth? And how are they portrayed? How are myths passed on to us? How have artists appropriated them? Told, sung, written, and illustrated, myths are a part of all cultures and civilizations, including contemporary popular culture.
Presented in the Petite Galerie throughout the school year, the exhibition “Founding Myths” tells how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life.
In its desire to make art open to all, the Louvre provides the keys to answer these questions in the Petite Galerie.


El niño azul, Goya and Spanish Painting in the Louvre

The Louvre - DNP Museum Lab project is a collaborative venture between the Louvre and Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd (DNP), designed to explore new approaches to art appreciation. The theme chosen for the ninth presentation is portraiture in the work of the great Spanish painter Goya.


Discriminations Suspicions: the Musée du Louvre’s Answer

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Context, architectural design, and ambition - Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has drawn on the expertise of the French museum world to create a major new art museum. In a joint agreement signed in 2007, the governments of the United Arab Emirates and France decided to create a universal museum, bearing the name Louvre Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in December 2015.

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Published on Aug 19, 2014

The Winged Victory of Samothrace at the top of the Daru staircase Louvre Museum, Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities

Conservation treatment of the Winged Victory of Samothrace and its monumental staircase

The great project to conserve the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Daru staircase where it is showcased will start on September 3, 2013. It will last over a year and a half and entail an exceptional spatial rearrangement; the Winged Victory will not be visible to the public from September 3, 2013 to Summer 2014. This major undertaking, with a budget of four million euros, has received the support of Nippon Television Holdings, F. Marc de Lacharrière (Fimalac) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Project, with a contribution of three million euros. The Louvre Museum wishes to open the possibility for all to contribute to this ambitious project through the “Tous mécènes !” (All Donors!) campaign, in order to raise the remaining one million euros necessary to complete the project.

Claude Lévêque. Sous le plus grand chapiteau du monde (partie 2)

Claude Lévêque. Sous le plus grand chapiteau du monde (Partie 2) _ EN

The Louvre has invited Claude Lévêque, a major figure on the international contemporary art scene, to create a site-specific work in its enormous medieval space. With its roots in the avant-gardes of the late 1970s, Lévêque’s work metamorphoses the spaces it occupies. Inspired by the moat and the keep, the artist has designed a self-contained viewing itinerary as a springboard for a narrative. Driven by a concentrated inner energy, Lévêque’s work interacts with the spaces it encounters, triggering a potent combination of evocation and sensation.

Visuel DAI financement

Budget and financing for the Department of Islamic Art’s new home

“All information on the budget and the financing of new galleries of the Cour Visconti (new rooms of the Department of Islamic Art and areas devoted to the collections of the East Mediterranean in the Roman Empire).”

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Birth of a Museum. Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is unveiling the best of its new collection for the first time in France; more than one hundred and sixty of the finest masterpieces already acquired by the UAE museum will be presented in May in Paris, during a major exhibition entitled "Birth of a Museum".
Louvre Abu Dhabi, which will be opening in December 2015, will be the first universal museum created in the Middle East, a region at the crossroads of civilizations. Its collection of old and contemporary works from different countries has been gradually growing since 2009 with each new acquisition. The exhibition will enable the French public to get a preview of the cultural wealth of the collection of the future museum and also to grasp the architectural and cultural project.

Between land and sea. The extraordinary bestiary of the Roman mosaic of Lod

Remarkably conserved, this great mosaic was discovered in Lod in 1996 during the construction of a highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. This unique pavement, decorating the floor of a house, presents abundant animal life inserted into geometric patterns. Presented in the majestic setting of the cour du Sphinx, in close proximity to the new spaces devoted to the Eastern Mediterranean Provinces of the Roman Empire, the Mosaic of Lod is exceptionally displayed at the Louvre Museum before returning to Lod and to the museum, currently under construction, that will house it.

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