4 April 2022

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UK And France Export Bar For Cézanne And Chardin Paintings

The UK Government has placed an export bar on ‘Ferme Normande, Été’ (Hattenville) 1882 by Paul Cézanne to allow time for a UK gallery or institution to acquire the painting. The privately-owned masterpiece had been on loan to the Courtauld Gallery in London since 1980. Valued at £10 million, the work was once part of […]

13 December 2021

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Louvre Settles Legal Dispute With Cy Twombly Foundation – NFT Mistake: Bored Ape sells for $3,000 Not $300,000 – Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain Exhibited

Louvre Settles Dispute With Cy Twombly Foundation – Bored Ape NFT sells for $3,000 Not $300,000 Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain

15 April 2021

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Netflix Takes On Gardner Museum Heist – Why Saudi Arabia Refused To Loan Salvator Mundi – theVOV A New Virtual Arts Ecosystem

Netflix Takes On Gardner Museum Heist – Why Saudi Arabia Refused To Loan Salvator Mundi – theVOV A New Virtual Arts Ecosystem

17 March 2021

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Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

25 February 2021

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Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

9 January 2021

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Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

22 September 2019

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School of Paris Rendez-Vous at Louvre Abu Dhabi – Paul Carter Robinson

The influx of immigrants into any vernacular urban culture has always been a gamechanger, and there is no better example than Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

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 its new Islamic Galleries on 22 September. The galleries will provide a permanent home for the Museum’s unrivalled Collection

12 April 2012

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Get Closer To The 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

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.

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.