Projects

Since its office opened in 2004, AFL has made grants of over $30 million to the museum, including the donation of a number of important works of art.  Following is a list of current projects.

Wall Labels Project: New Interpretative Materials for Visitors

Help American Friends of the Louvre with its fund-raising campaign to support the creation of new labels throughout the Louvre in English and French for the museum’s 38,000 works of art on display.

© 2012 Musée du Louvre/ Florence Brochoire

The Louvre Studio

The museum’s broad range of activities promoting education and shared experiences targets audiences of all kinds and all ages. Every year, over 2,000 workshops attract some 40,000 participants, and training courses are attended by 2,500 teachers and social or health care professionals. The Louvre is bolstering its arts and cultural education with a new space, the Louvre Studio.

William Mulready
Train Up A Child
1841
Musée du Louvre
Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Thierry Ollivier

Christopher Forbes Endowment Fund

A special committee of the board of directors is spearheading a fund raising campaign to create an endowment fund in honor of Christopher Forbes, AFL’s founding Chairman.

Ferdinand Bol
Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well
c. 1645-46
Musée du Louvre
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Adrien Didierjean

Louvre Endowment

Help the Louvre meet its long-term financial needs and assist it in sustaining and developing new scholarly and public programs.

Ferdinand Bol
Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well
c. 1645-46
Musée du Louvre
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Adrien Didierjean

Gifts of Works of Art

American Friends of the Louvre helps to facilitate gifting important works of art to the Louvre Museum, such as this painting by Ferdinand Bol, Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well,  donated by Thomas S. Kaplan and Daphne Recanati Kaplan.