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The painting was not harmed and the man, who officials said was in a wheelchair and had faked a disability to get close to it, was taken into custody.
He championed two of the most debated architectural projects in recent Paris history: the Musée D’Orsay (in a former train station) and the Louvre pyramid.
Emmanuelle Polack is the face of the French museum’s efforts to return stolen works. But some discoveries have put her employer in an awkward situation.
An online petition that started as a joke has gone viral, becoming a kind of digital performance art piece all of its own.
His art seizures paved the way for similar French excesses in Africa a century later. Yet the return of some treasures after his defeat set a model for museums today.
Laurence des Cars, the current head of the Musée d’Orsay, will become the president of the world’s most visited museum in September.
The Louvre inspected the “Salvator Mundi” and certified it as the work of Leonardo da Vinci. But it kept those findings secret after a squabble with the painting’s owners.
Museums are doing a better job of accounting for missing inventory than years ago, when they would sometimes not report thefts out of embarrassment and fear of exposing security weaknesses.
At the end of May 1983, two pieces of Italian Renaissance armor went missing. The circumstances around their disappearance still remain a mystery.
The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.
Cultural institutions in France have been clamoring to reopen for months. They found an unlikely champion in a far-right civic official in Perpignan.
An ultramodern conservation center in northern France is a haven for flood-threatened items from the museum’s central Paris basement.
With the Louvre closed because of the pandemic, museum officials are pushing ahead on a grand restoration and cleanup.
Although a new lockdown has made it more challenging, browsing at museum shops is still an option, thanks to the internet.
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The museum’s president said visitor numbers could be reduced as much as 80 percent. That might mean a better view of the Mona Lisa, if you can get there.
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