Restoration of the Etruscan and Roman Galleries
American Friends of the Louvre has provided $1,250,000 to help finance the renovation of the museum’s galleries for Etruscan and Roman art. The museum’s collections from these civilizations are among the largest and most important in the world. The renovation will significantly increase the amount of exhibition space available for the display of these exceptional antiquities.
The project is scheduled to begin in 2018 and involves the restoration and refurbishment of the historical galleries which house these spectacular collections. Located at the heart of the former Royal Palace, part of the Roman collections will be displayed in Anne of Austria’s summer apartments and private courtyard while the Etruscan collections will be located in the King’s apartments including Louis XIV’s bedroom called the “Salle des sept cheminées.” Proceeds from the Liaisons au Louvre III and IV international galas, organized by AFL Vice Chairman Becca Cason Thrash, made the generous grant possible.