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The Louvre Conservation Center

The national collections held in the Louvre’s storage spaces are to be moved to new facilities in Liévin in northern France, in the immediate vicinity of the Louvre-Lens. The Louvre Conservation Center was created to protect the museum’s collections from the risk of centennial flooding and improve conditions for conservation and research.

The new center, inaugurated on October 8, 2017, will contribute to the cultural development of the region alongside the Louvre-Lens.

October 2, 2013: signing of the initial agreement for the creation of a conservation and storage facility for the Musée du Louvre in Nord-Pas-de-Calais (now Hauts-de-France)

July 23, 2014: signing of the delegated project management agreement between the Louvre and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

July 2, 2015: selection of contracted team: the British architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the consortium’s representative; the French firm Mutabilis Paysage (landscape architects); Egis Bâtiments Nord (technical consultancy); Inddigo SAS (environmental consultancy); and VPEAS SAS (economists).

May 4, 2017: signing of the agreement between the Ministry of Culture and Communication / Musée du Louvre / Hauts-de-France region / Lens-Liévin urban area

December 8, 2017: laying of the cornerstone of the Louvre Conservation Center

Summer 2019: completion of the building

From the second half of 2019: transfer of reserve collections from Louvre storage spaces in flood-risk zones

Practical information


Due to public protests in the area, the Tuileries Garden will be closed on Saturday, June 6, 2020

Musée du Louvre : our teams are working on measures to ensure the safety of all people on the premises and are preparing for the museum's reopening on July 6 (bookings can be made online as of June 15).

We will keep you updated via our website and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Thank you for your understanding.