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Laurence des Cars Named First Female Head of The Louvre

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

The Louvre Working to Complete VR Tour of the Mona Lisa

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The Louvre Signs Important Collaboration Agreement with Iran

Monday, February 1st, 2016

New York Times Reviews the Louvre’s Ambitious Renovations

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The Economist Looks at the Development of the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The Louvre Set to Restore Winged Victory Next Month

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The Louvre Shuttered by Strike Over Pickpockets

Friday, April 12th, 2013

French Government Announces New Director for The Louvre

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Louvre begins building $135 million Islamic art wing

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Louvre Puts Full Collection Online

Monday, March 29th, 2021

NYT Documents Efforts to Clean and Restore Louvre During Paris Lockdown

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza Arrested After Attempting Removal of Item from Louvre

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Louvre Closes Indefinitely Over Coronavirus

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Louvre Temporarily Closes Over Coronavirus Concerns

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Louvre Blockbuster Smashes Attendance Records

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Art Newspaper Takes Closer Look at Negotiations Over Disputed Da Vinci, “Salvator Mundi” for Louvre Show

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Louvre Secures Key da Vinci Works from Italy for October Show

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Louvre to Require Reservations for All Visits

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Louvre Partners with Luxury Cruise Line for Culture Cruise Program

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Name from Galleries

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Nan Goldin and Activists Stage Action at Louvre

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Louvre Workers Strike Over Staffing Shortages

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Salvator Mundi Work Will Not Go on View at Louvre Over Alleged Authenticity Concerns

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Louvre to Begin Timed Ticketing

Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Armed Robbers Break into TEFAF, Causing Evacuation

June 28th, 2022

A group of armed men broke into TEFAF Maastricht this week in an attempted robbery, causing an evacuation of the fair.  “TEFAF has robust procedures in the event of a security breach,” a spokesperson for the fair said. “These were precisely followed, and all visitors, exhibitors and staff were safely evacuated. The fair has now reopened.”
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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