Thanks to Your Donations
The Musée du Louvre is an EPA, or Etablissement Public Administratif, a status that gives it administrative autonomy. Although the museum is largely financed by the state, it also relies on other sources of income, which make up more than a third of its budget. The Musée du Louvre relies on the generosity of its patrons and donors to carry out many of its missions and projects.
Restoration of an Egyptian sarcophagus over 3,000 years old
March 1, 2010
Thanks to the help of one hundred donors, the sarcophagus of the beautiful Tanetchedmout, was restored to its former glory. As a prestigious testimony to Egyptian civilization, its restoration will finally give us more insight into its history.
Restoration of a statuette from fifteenth-century Northern Europe
October 7, 2009
Acquired in September 2009 the statuette was subjected to several layers of paint and some damage over the centuries. Its restoration was made possible through the generosity of numerous donors.