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French Royal Jewels in the Louvre's Newly Restored Galerie d'Apollon: A Marvelous Story of Savoir-faire

In collaboration with the Louvre, Cartier, and the art lecture series, On the Flip Side, American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to a webinar with Philippe Malgouyres, chief curator in the department of Decorative Arts at the Louvre; Pierre Rainero, Image, Style and Heritage Director, Cartier International; and Christina Eberli, founder of On the Flip Side.

The discussion will focus on some of the extraordinary stories behind legendary stones such as The Regent Diamond, the relationship with the French court and the connection between the royal courts and American clients at Cartier as well as specific glyptics and decorative arts which are displayed in the Galerie d'Apollon. The talk will also highlight the extraordinary savoir-faire illustrated in the precious objects exhibited in the gallery.

The Galerie d’Apollon—an iconic room of the Louvre, home to some of its most precious historical collections—has reopened. Following the renovation and re-design that began in March 2019, the project involved making improvements to both the room itself and the presentation of the artworks held within. Three new display cases have been created for the French Crown Jewels, which are now shown together, offering a complete overview of their history. The renovation of the Galerie d’Apollon was made possible thanks to the generosity of Maison Cartier.

Please contact Constance Barut for more information: cbarut@aflouvre.org

The Louvre reopened on July 6, 2020
The Louvre © Dennis Jarvis | Flickr

Important Update

The Louvre reopened on July 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Louvre Museum reopened to the public on July 6. Visitors are able to see their favorite works of art in person once again after three and a half months of closure.

You must reserve your tickets online and you will find all of the practical information on the museum’s safety measures on the Louvre's website.

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Antonio CANOVA (1757 – 1822) Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss Marble - H. 1.55 m; L. 1.68 m; D. 1.01 m MR 1777 Paris, Musée du Louvre © 2010 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël Chipault

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