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Home>Exhibitions & Events>Exhibitions>Camille Enlart (1862–1927). A Frenchman in Cyprus

For the exhibition “Cyprus between Byzantium and the West”, the Department of Sculptures sheds particular light on the role of the French in Cyprus.

Throughout the 19th century, a series of French travelers made a major contribution to the rediscovery of the island's heritage, particularly as regards works from the medieval period, when Cyprus maintained preferential ties with France. But it was undeniably Camille Enlart who played the most important role. Over several sojourns, he succeeded in exploring countless sites and published in 1899 a summary on the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Cyprus that remains invaluable to this day. He also gave and then bequeathed to a number of French institutions the works from his research on Cyprus, as well as record drawings and photographs taken during his travels.

Organized by:

Pierre-Yves Le Pogam, Department of Sculptures, Musée du Louvre.

Practical information

From October 26, 2012 to January 28, 2013

Richelieu wing, lower ground floor, room A at the entrance to the Girardon crypt

Opening hours
Open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Included in the museum ticket: €11

Further information
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