羅浮宮復甦之慶 Newly renovated Musée du Louvre awakens, celebrates by cellist Camille Thomas and Mona Lisa up close
The Louvre is preparing to open newly-renovated rooms in the heart of the former palace before the summer of 2021. These include a new introduction to Egyptian Antiquities; the installation of the Etruscan and Italic collections in the former King’s apartments; and a new hanging of masterworks of early Italian painting in a renovated Salon Carré
The Louvre's entire art collection is now accessible online for free, you can view nearly 500,000 works of art from the comfort of your own home
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Each year, the Mona Lisa is taken down from the wall and removed from her glass case for a fleeting moment. This masterpiece, painted by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1503 on a very thin poplar panel, is threatened by a crack.
In the company of your guest and Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the musée du Louvre, you will attend the inspection of the Mona Lisa.
Thomas says playing in inside the Louvre was a transformative experience. "It's really for me extremely moving because I find myself amid eternity, amid absolute hope," said Thomas.
This is a brand new space for families, school groups, disabled or disadvantaged visitors and the people accompanying them. Its activities will be designed to offer visitors a different kind of museum experience and encourage their discovery of the artworks. The new rooms, designed with current educational practices in mind, will be located on Level -1 of the Richelieu wing, near the Petite Galerie and permanent collections.
In total, 10 large-scale projects that were on hold since last March are under way — and progressing fast.
Major lighting and refreshment work have just been carried out in this space located at the entrance of the Louvre's sculpture department. The sculptures by François Girardon, Pierre Puget, or Antoine Coysevox, will now welcome you into the light.