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The Louvre’s Petite Galerie is generously supported by the PSA Foundation and Kinoshita Group. It is sponsored by the ENGIE Foundation and the Handicap & Société fund created by the Intégrance health insurance company. It also benefits from the generosity of Mrs. Krystina Campbell-Pretty and the Campbell-Pretty family.

The Louvre’s Petite Galerie is a special space set aside for art and cultural education for all ages, with a selection of artworks representing different periods and techniques in yearly exhibitions—an eye-opening experience which serves as a starting point for an exploration of the whole museum. For its fourth season, the exhibition “Archaeology Goes Graphic” will spark a dialogue between archaeology and the 2018–19 guest art form—comic book art.

It will invite visitors to follow in the footsteps of amateur or professional archaeologists with a passion for antiquity and see how they discover “treasures,” unearth objects buried at different periods, then classify them and try to understand what they tell us about the past. All this while illustrating how comic book art (known as the “ninth art” in France) has, in a blend of fact and fiction, drawn inspiration from the archaeological finds that have contributed to the Louvre’s collections.


Organized by:

Exhibition curators: Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre, and Fabrice Douar, Editorial Manager at the Interpretation and Cultural Programming Department.

Project Manager: Florence Dinet, Musée du Louvre.

Practical information

From September 26, 2018 to July 1, 2019

The Petite Galerie, Richelieu wing

€15 (permanent collections + exhibitions)

Opening hours
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Further information
+33 (0)1 40 20 53 17

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