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Inside Views: The ‘Louvre Museum’ Masterpieces Undergo Renovation

After months of closure since the beginning of the health crisis and only a reopening for a few short months between two confinements last summer, the #Louvre​ lost 72% of attendance by 2020. But despite the absence of visitors, the heart of the #museum​ has not completely stopped beating. The Louvre is even taking advantage of this period to carry out #renovations​.

The Arts: ‘Louvre Museum’ In Paris Revives As Visitors Drop 72% In 2020 (Video)

After six months of cumulative closure since the beginning of the health crisis and only a reopening for a few short months between two confinements this summer, the #Louvre​ lost 72% of attendance by 2020. But despite the absence of visitors, the heart of the museum has not completely stopped beating. The Louvre is even taking advantage of this period to carry out #renovations​.

Walking Tours: Christmas Season In Paris, France

Filmed on November 28th, 2020 in Paris, France.

【Locations】 00:00 Preview 00:24 Starting Point 00:32 1st arrondissement of Paris / 1er arrondissement de Paris 01:55 Avenue de l’Opéra 11:11 Place de l’Opéra 12:13 Palais Garnier / Opéra Garnier 14:17 Rue de la Paix 17:51 Colonne Vendôme 18:12 Place Vendôme 21:20 Rue de Castiglione 23:53 Rue de Rivoli 28:19 Place des Pyramides 32:49 Place du Carrousel 33:40 Louvre Pyramid / Pyramide du Louvre

Top New Interviews: Art Historian And Louvre Director Michel Laclotte

From a BrooklynRail.org online interview:

The Art and Spirit of Paris by Michel Laclotte“…I am almost more interested in the paintings I didn’t get! I wish I could do a small photo exhibition of all the works that we failed to get. Of the early titans, we have two important ones, Giotto and Cimabue, but we don’t have Duccio, the third master of the birth of painting in Europe, if I may say. There was one in the Stoclet collection in Brussels, that we were following through dealer friends, but finally it was purchased by the Met. Also Velázquez, our biggest weakness!”

Michel Laclotte, President of the Louvre (1987 – 1995)

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Joachim Pissarro (Rail): The premise of these three interviews is that all three personalities, each one, of course, with its own personal intonation and distinctive input, took charge of this antiquated and august institution, the Louvre, and you especially, Monsieur Laclotte, accompanied it towards the 21st century, end of the 20th century to 21st century. I think this was an incredible challenge. How did you take charge of such an ancient—two-century old—institution and how did you bring it into its present and prepare its future?

To read more: https://brooklynrail.org/2019/12/art/Michel-Laclotte-with-Joachim-Pissarro