AFL is dedicated to advancing the Louvre’s mission through an active grant-making program. It raises awareness of the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise, and helps make the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collections more accessible in the U.S. and around the world.

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More Strawberries Please!

The Louvre has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fundraise €1,300,000, with which it will acquire Jean Siméon Chardin’s "Basket of Strawberries". Known as the French Vermeer, the 18th century Chardin was widely recognized as a master of light and still lifes. He was granted a residence at the Louvre in 1757 and oversaw the Salon, where this work was exhibited in 1761. Click the Strawberries to learn more and partner with the Louvre in bringing Chardin's masterpiece home.


Thomas E. Moore III Named Director of American Friends of the Louvre

Thomas E. Moore III joins AFL as its new Executive Director, effective October 23. Moore comes to AFL from the National Academy of Design, where he has served as Director of Development, overseeing all fundraising and communications efforts, since 2021. Moore’s appointment coincides with a dynamic period, as AFL turns its attention towards a new slate of programmatic and visitor engagement priorities at the Louvre. These include the creation of a new Department of Byzantine and Eastern Christian Art, the construction of a major new entrance on the eastern end of the palace that will alleviate crowding and improve visitor experience; and a robust schedule of contemporary and performing arts programming throughout the Museum’s galleries and in the Tuileries Garden.

Moore succeeds Sue Devine, who has successfully led AFL for nearly two decades as its Executive Director since its office opened in 2004 and under whose leadership more than $50 million has been raised. She will be continuing her career assisting charitable organizations and individuals in achieving their philanthropic goals.

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