from June 27, 2018 to October 1, 2018
Globe céleste dédicacé à Shah Sultan Hussein (1694-1722), souverain de la dynastie safavide
© MdL, Dist. RMN-GP / P. Fuzeau
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Louvre-Lens, the Galerie du Temps has played host to “Trésors” since December 2017, displaying an exceptional collection of around ten national treasures recently acquired by the State for the Musée du Louvre.
2018 having been a big year for acquisitions, the exhibition is being extended to last all summer, this time in the Pavillon de Verre, where the works will be accompanied by various digital displays. The exhibition will also present four additional major works, acquired between 2014 and 2016, which were too fragile to be displayed for an entire year in the Galerie du Temps. Visitors can admire an Egyptian shroud, a set of fragments of “Sabina’s Shawl,” a painted papier mâché celestial globe from Safavid Iran, and a huge, thirteen-meter long “transparency” by Carmontelle, made up of eleven drawings on a roll of translucent paper.
Being works of a particular rarity, it seemed only natural that these treasures should become part of the national collection.
From March 28 to July 23, 2018
Musée du Louvre-Lens