17 July 2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Name From Galleries After PAIN Protest

Musée du Louvre has removed or taped over all references to the Sackler Family in response to protests from organisations including Nan Goldin’s PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now group.

4 February 2017

Louvre Set To Open Today After IS Inspired Machete Attack

A man, who attempted to attack the Louvre museum in Paris yesterday (Friday 3 Feb) has been identified by authorities as Abdullah Reda Refaei al-Hamamy, a 29-year-old Egyptian man.

7 January 2017

Paris Museums Suffer As Terrorism Scares Off Foreign Tourists In 2016

The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks in the city in 2015 and Islamic incidents in other parts of France. The Louvre dropped by a whopping 20% to 5.3 million with the Musee d’Orsay’s down 13% to three million.

22 October 2014

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Louvre Recovers Painting Stolen In WWII

More than six decades ago, during World War II, a painting of French King Henri III (1551–89) was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris. Now after the lengthy period of time; the work will finally be returned to the museum, after a vigilant curator noticed that it was set to be auctioned in Paris […]

24 July 2012

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Louvre To Launch New Islamic Art Galleries In September

The Louvre is to launch their new Islamic Galleries on 22 September. The galleries will provide a permanent home for the Museum’s unrivalled Collection of Islamic Art, the largest in France and one of the most important in the world. Over 2,500 objects, many of which have never been on public display before, will occupy […]

12 April 2012

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Get Closer To Mona Lisa With Nintendo 3DS

The Louvre Museum in Paris – the world’s most visited art museum – has seen its audio guides replaced by specially developed Nintendo 3DS devices and software While the rest of the world is focusing on smartphone apps, Nintendo Co Developers have developed a gallery guide which is housed within the Nintendo 3DS system. It […]

10 April 2012

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Louvre Denies Google Art Project World Domination

Louvre denies Google access to art collection; but are they about to capitulate? Google Art Project has partnered with some 51 of the world’s greatest museums and cultural centres to bring us a Google Street View style insight into their art collections. These virtual tours that feature the likes of Bosch, Van Gogh, and the Washington […]

28 June 2011

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Mona Lisa Theft Louvre To Mark Centenary

The theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has its centenary this year. The painting was stolen on August 21, 1911. It was one of the most famous paintings in the world at the time of the theft. The disappearance enhanced its mystery making it the most talked about work of art in the world. […]