Henri Loyrette, Director of Musée du Louvre, to Leave Post in 2013

December 18th, 2012

After twelve successful years as director of the Louvre, Henri Loyrette has announced that he will be leaving his post in April. Under his leadership the museum broadened its cultural outreach.  Loyrette engaged in planning for the Louvre Abu Dhabi and opening the Islamic Galleries and raising tens of millions of euros in funds from several middle eastern countries. He established a contemporary art program with major installations and expects to nearly double the number of visitors to the museum since 2001.Read the article via The Art Newspaper