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Collections & departments Department of Islamic Art

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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Director of department: Yannick Lintz, curator
Deputy director of department: Gwenaëlle Fellinger, curator

Secretary: Rachel de Souza (secretariat-dai@louvre.fr)


The collections are cared for by the department’s curators and a team of researchers. Together, they ensure that the artworks are correctly preserved, that expertise is fostered and that the collections continue to grow and develop. Fields of study are broken down by the nature of the collections, the provenance of artworks, and the eras they belong to.

History of the Islamic art collection: Yannick Lintz, director
Islamic West / Qajar Iran / Carpets and textiles: Gwenaëlle Fellinger, deputy director
Arab world, beginning of Islam to the 12th century (Fatimid Caliphate): Étienne Blondeau, curator
Medieval Iranian world: Annabelle Collinet, collection manager
Safavid Iran / Mughal India: Judith Hénon, curator
12th- to 15th-century Arab world: Carine Juvin, collection manager
Turkish and Ottoman world / The arts of the book: Charlotte Maury, collection manager
Medieval Iranian world: Delphine Miroudot, collection manager
Susa collections: Rocco Rante, archaeologist

Research center

The research center’s holdings are primarily based on the department’s works: artwork files, photographic archives, databases, etc.
It also adds to the library and updates reference material on Islamic art.

Head of center: Marie Fradet
Documentary researcher – Photography collection: Hélène Bendejacq
Documentary researcher: Rosène Declementi
Librarian: Carlos Fernandes
Reception and appointments: Carlos Fernandes, carlos.fernandes@louvre.fr

Registrar division

The registrar division oversees handling of the department’s artworks regardless of the destination (internal or external transfer) or purpose (conservation, analysis, loan, etc.).

Head of division: Isabelle Luche
Registrar: Anne-Laure Goisnard
Registrar: Olivier Ségissement

Administrative management division

The administrative management division helps to manage the department, seeing to its administrative, legal, financial, organizational, logistical, and human resource needs, ensuring the smooth running of the department.

Head of division: Julia Blonce

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

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix are closed until further notice.
All those who have purchased a ticket for this period will automatically receive a refund—no action is required.
Thank you for your understanding.

The Tuileries and Carrousel gardens remain open.