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France's Louvre reopens after 16-week virus shutdown

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:57 PM

The museum's most popular draws such as Leonardo's Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Louvre's vast antiquities collection will be accessible

Visitors wearing face masks queue in front of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece " Mona Lisa " also known as " La Gioconda " held in the Salle des Etats, at the Louvre Museum in Paris on July 6, 2020, on the museum' s reopening day. - The Louvre museum will reopen its doors on July 6, 2020, after months of closure due to lockdown measures linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus crisis has already caused "more than 40 million euros in losses" at the Louvre, announced its president and director Jean-Luc Martinez, who advocates a revival through "cultural democratization" and is preparing a "transformation plan" for the upcoming Olympic Games in 2024. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)

Paris Louvre museum reopens July 6 after crippling losses

Jul 04, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Visitors will have to wear masks, there will be no snacks or cloakrooms available and the public will have to follow a guided path through the museum

CORONAVIRUS. Tourists walk at the Pyramide du louvre area on February 28, 2020 in Paris as fears over the novel coronavirus grow. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Louvre museum in Paris closes over coronavirus fears

Mar 01, 2020 - 11:41 PM

Workers are also demanding stepped up protective measures, including the provision of hand sanitizing gel and window barriers to separate cashiers from members of the public

CLOSED TO PUBLIC. File photo of the Louvre museum by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Louvre blockbuster: Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 years later

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The Louvre museum in Paris opens their biggest exhibition yet of Leonardo da Vinci's works to celebrate his 500th death anniversary

Staff of Louvre Museum in Paris go on strike over worker shortage

May 28, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Due to the increasing number of museum visitors, the Louvre's staff is now 'suffocating' and very 'overwhelmed'

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'We need to discuss everything again. Where museums' autonomy is concerned, national interest cannot come second. The French cannot have everything,' says junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni

MONA LISA. People take pictures of the Joconde painting (between 1503 and 1506) by Italian artist Leonard de Vinci as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP File photo

Stunting on the Louvre: Beyonce, Jay-Z, and the art of swagger

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:06 PM

'The Carters decline to look because they can. Because right here and right now, they are the focus.'

THE CARTERS ARE HERE. Beyonce and Jay-Z stand in front of the Mona Lisa. Screenshot from the 'Apesh--' music video

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time

LOUVRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Louvre Abu Dhabi'­s exterior. Photo by Mohamed Somji, copyright Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on November 11 – French minister

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first establishment outside of the original Louvre in Paris which houses the world s largest collection of art to carry the famed French name

OPENING SOON. This file handout photo taken on May 24, 2016 and made available on June 15, 2016, by Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) shows Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, surrounded by sea water. TDIC/Handout/AFP

French investigators grill suspect in Louvre attack

Feb 05, 2017 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The 29 year old Egyptian national who lunged at soldiers with two machetes outside the Louvre Museum in Paris refuses to speak

Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:04 PM

3rd UPDATE The incident has thrust security and the terror threat back into the limelight 3 months before elections in France with authorities saying it was a terrorist assault

REOPENING. People stand outside the Louvre Pyramid of the Louvre museum at night on February 3, 2017, in Paris, after a French soldier patrolling at the Louvre shot and seriously injured a machete-wielding attacker earlier. Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt /AFP

Investigators believe Louvre attacker is Egyptian

Feb 04, 2017 - 8:54 AM

UPDATED An Egyptian passport thought to be the suspect s is found during a search of an apartment in an expensive district of Paris near the Champs Elysees

PARIS ATTACKS. A placard reading "the Louvre museum will not be open today" is displayed at the entrance of the Louvre museum in Paris, on February 3, 2017, after a French soldier patrolling at the Louvre shot and seriously injured a machete-wielding attacker earlier. The man wielded a machete and shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as he lunged at soldiers patrolling outside the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and one of the world's most-visited museums. Security forces described the attacker as being in a serious condition while one soldier suffered a minor head wound. A second machete, along with cans of spray paint were found in the man's backpack.GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Machete attacker shot at Louvre in Paris

Feb 03, 2017 - 6:19 PM

UPDATED One soldier is lightly injured and has been taken to hospital while the knifeman is in a serious condition but is still alive security forces say

LOUVRE. French police officers and soldiers patrol near the Louvre museum on February 3, 2017 in Paris after a soldier has shot and gravely injured a man who tried to attack him. Photo by Alain Jocard/ AFP

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Jun 03, 2016 - 12:38 PM

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Louvre to evacuate artworks as Paris flood waters rise

Jun 03, 2016 - 12:23 AM

Both the Louvre and Musee d Orsay have organized drills to deal with floods

LOUVRE IN THE SUN. A view of the Pyramid of the Louvre museum covered with a gigantic black and white trompe l'oeil photo of the Louvre building by French artist JR in Paris, France, May 25, 2016. Photo by Jeremy Lempin/EPA

Paris museums move towards ban on selfie sticks

Mar 08, 2015 - 3:58 PM

For example there s no ban yet at the Louvre but their use must respect the rules which include not pointing objects at the paintings or sculptures a spokeswoman says

Worker abuse at Louvre, Guggenheim site in UAE – HRW

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Several hundred workers who went on strike at the site were arbitrarily deported the New York based group said

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The museum says foreign visitors represent 70 of their ticket sales

300 masterpieces from French museums set for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:54 PM

In 2007 the French and United Arab Emirates governments signed an agreement to build Louvre Abu Dhabi The museum is due to open in 2015

In this file photo dated April 14 2014, a visitor looks at a sculpture displayed as part of the 'Birth of a Museum: Louvre Abu Dhabi' exhibition held at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Louvre, Versailles, Musee d'Orsay to open every day

Oct 02, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Opening the 3 museums every day of the week will allow better access for the public and better access to the works housed there says the culture ministry

Paris tourists share picnics with rats at the Louvre

Jul 29, 2014 - 11:59 PM

According to officials at the Louvre rats are present all year but are more prevalent in summer because they are attracted by the availability of food from tourists picnics

LOUVRE.  People take in the sun near a fountain in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris. File photo by AFP/BERTRAND GUAY

Visiting the Louvre

Aug 10, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Touring the Louvre is no easy feat Here s a list that will help you plan on which exhibits to see

GROUNDS. The old fortress turned castle turned museum offers majestic view, world's leading art pieces. Photos by Carol Ramoran except as indicated

Pickpockets force closure of Paris's Louvre museum

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Management demands a greater police presence at one of the most visited museums in the world

Notre Dame with 13.6 mn visitors tops Eiffel Tower

Jul 04, 2012 - 5:35 AM

Tourists who flocked to the most romantic city made the cathedral their top choice among spots to visit

THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, also known as Notre Dame de Paris (French for 'Our Lady of Paris'). Screen grab from YouTube (pleasetakemeto.com)