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A step up for the Louvre’s mastaba chapel

During the winter of 2016–2017, the Louvre launched a major online fundraising campaign to conserve and reconstruct the tomb chapel of Akhethotep, a high official of the Egyptian Old Kingdom. The reconstruction project is almost complete and the ancient Egyptian masterpiece will soon be back on display for museum visitors. Here’s how it happened.

Bringing Mosul Museum Back to Life

Ariane Thomas, director of the Louvre’s Department of Near Eastern Antiquities, has been making regular trips to Iraq to help with the restoration of Mosul Museum. After being largely destroyed and looted, the museum is gradually coming back to life thanks to an international programme in which the Louvre is playing a key role. Interview:

The Mona Lisa in virtual reality in your own home

‘Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass’ – the Louvre’s first virtual reality project – uses the latest scientific research on Leonardo da Vinci, his creative processes and his painting techniques.

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A Romantic Duel: Delacroix's fascination for the Giaour by Lord Byron

From 16 December 2020 to 23 August 2021, the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix invites visitors to the encounter between a great painter and a great writer from the 19th century, at a time when all of Europe was captivated by the Greek struggle for independence.

A Night at the Louvre: a private guided tour of the landmark exhibition, only un theatres !

To prolong the 'Leonardo da Vinci" experience, The Louvre Museum and Pathé Live have partnered to release an exclusive filmed private tour of the landmark exhibition “A Night at the Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci”. Special screenings wil be organized from 16 September worldwide.

"Mona Lisa Beyond the Glass": the Louvre's first Virtual Reality experience

As part of the landmark exhibition Leonardo da Vinci (24 October 2019 - 24 February 2020), the Louvre will present the museum’s first virtual reality (VR) experience, in partnership with HTC VIVE Arts, which will bring to life the story of the Mona Lisa, da Vinci’s most famous masterpiece.

The Mona Lisa Temporarily on Display in the Galerie Médicis

To ensure the smooth progress of renovations in the Salle des États and maintain optimal visiting conditions, the Musée du Louvre has decided to temporarily transfer the Mona Lisa to the Galerie Médicis (room 801, level 2, Richelieu wing). The painting will remain there from July 17 until work in the Salle des États is completed at the beginning of October 2019.