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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.
Eighteenth-century decorative art galleries
The restoration of the Louvre’s collection of eighteenth-century decorative art, entrusted to Jacques Garcia, is one of the richest and most comprehensive public collections of its kind. It aims to place the works on display in a context that is as esthetically and historically rich as possible.
Renovation of Delacroix's studio
"My apartment is decidedly charming... Woke up the next day to see the most gracious sun on the houses opposite my window. The view of my little garden and the cheerful appearance of my studio always make me happy." (Eugène Delacroix, Journal, December 28, 1857).
Renovation of the Tuileries Garden
Created for Catherine de Medici during the Renaissance and redesigned by André Le Nôtre under Louis XIV, the Tuileries Garden sprawls across 22 hectares at the foot of the Louvre. The largest and oldest garden in Paris, it boasts a surprisingly rich biological and landscape diversity—a haven of peace that attracts some 14 million visitors each year.
The new Department of Islamic Art galleries
The project of creating the new Department of Islamic Art galleries is the biggest construction site of museographic development since the Pyramid of I.M. Pei. The construction began in 2008 and should end at the end of 2012.
The Pyramid Project
In late June 2014, the Musée du Louvre embarked on what will be its biggest construction project over the coming few years.