Past Projects

To date, more than $40 million has been committed to benefit the Louvre’s eight curatorial departments as well as the Education Department, Auditorium and Louvre Endowment. Initiatives supported range from scholarly research to gallery renovations, exhibitions and educational tools, and also include contemporary art installations, restorations and acquisitions.

Jean Siméon Chardin’s “Basket of Strawberries”

Jean Siméon Chardin’s “Basket of Strawberries”

Celebrating 100 years of Excavations at Byblos

Celebrating 100 years of Excavations at Byblos

From Dilmun to Tylos

From Dilmun to Tylos

From Afar: Traveling Materials and Objects

From Afar: Traveling Materials and Objects

I, Taharqa, Pharaoh of Two Lands

I, Taharqa, Pharaoh of Two Lands

Publication on the Napoléon III Museum

Publication on the Napoléon III Museum


Educational Tools and PUBLICATIONS

English translation of the Louvre’s online collection database (Atlas)

Lafayette American Art database

Art suitcases for use in schools and family activity stations in the museum

Louvre Family Guide in English

Audio devices for guided tours

Treasure of Preslav catalogue

English editions of the Genoese Drawings catalogue, Decorative Arts Department catalogue and Islamic Art Department catalogue

William Kentridge exhibition catalogue

Hector Hippolyte exhibition catalogue

Accessibility brochures for visitors with disabilities

Gallery Restorations

Restoration of the eighteenth century decorative arts galleries

Restoration of the Etruscan and Roman galleries

Exhibitions and installations

In Society: 17th- and 18th-Century Pastels at the Louvre

Forgotten Kingdoms: Heirs of the Hittite Empire

A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection

Eugène Delacroix (1798 – 1863)

François Ier

Hubert Robert

From Bamiyan to Palmyra

Brief History of the Future

Lod Mosaic

Medieval Morocco

De l’Allemagne

French Bronzes

Jean-Baptiste Huynh




Conservation/Restoration of Works of Art

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Mastaba Chapel of Akhethotep

Collection of pastels in the Department of Prints and Drawings

Sculptures in the Tuileries Garden

Mamluk Portal in the Islamic art galleries

Callet Ceiling

Winged Victory

Qabr Hiram Mosaic

Leonardo’s St. Anne

Antiquities displayed in Louvre/Atlanta exhibition

Scholarly Research/Programs

Research project on the Department of Painting’s collection of historic frames

Conference on Nubian Studies

Study Days on Cristallo glass, French bronze sculpture, Boulle furniture, Leonardo’s St. Anne

Kress Fellowship in Islamic Art

Support for curators’ travel in the U.S. for research and meetings with museum colleagues

A variety of research projects in the museum’s departments of Ancient Near East and Islamic Art

Public Programs in Louvre Auditorium

Yvonne Rainier

Toni Morrison

Robert Wilson

American Art at the Louvre

New Frontiers: American Art Partnership with the Louvre, Terra Foundation for American Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and High Museum of Art

Cy Twombly commission: “The Ceiling” in the Greek bronzes gallery

Exhibitions/installations by Mike Kelley, Nan Goldin, Robert Wilson, Jenny Holzer

Acquisitions/Donations of Work of Art

“The Rise of the River”, painting by John Linnell

“Beggarman”, sculpture by Jacques Auguste Fauginet

“The Wounded Drummer Boy”, painting by François Bouchot

“Return to His Tutor”,  painting by Eugene L.G. Isabey

“The Pilgrims of St. Roche”, painting by Worthington Whittredge

“Berkshire Hills”, painting by George Inness

Fund for acquisitions in the departments of Decorative Arts and Paintings

Important collection of British paintings

“La Chute d’Eau”, painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau

“Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well”, painting by Ferdinand Bol

Drawings by Benjamin West, François Le Moyne and Henri Fantin-Latour

Louis XVI gueridon from the Chateau de Chanteloup

“Columbus before the Council of Salamanca”, painting by Emanuel Leutze

Gifts for the “Tous mécènes” campaign supporting the acquisitions of Apollo Kitharoidos, François 1er’s Book of Hours, Saly’s “Cupid”, the Teschen Table, “Three Graces” by Lucas Cranach, 13th century French sculptures depicting the Descent from the Cross

Louvre Endowment

Leila & Tara Ladjevardian Fund

Dominique Mielle and Juan Carrillo Fund

Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fund (Persian art programs)

Sue Mengers Fund (conservation of works of art)

Blum-Kovler Foundation/Peter and Judy Kovler Fund (Louvre’s social and outreach programs)

Susan D. Diskin, Ph.D. Endowment Fund (in support of the Petite Galerie and educational initiatives)