Officially known as the Grand Louvre, The Louvre Musem (Musee du Louvre in French) is one of the largest, most visited museums in the world as a historical monument. As a central landmark in Paris, France it is settled in the 1st arrondissement on the Seine Right Bank. In an area with 652,300 sq feet (60,600 square m.), about 35,000 works of art from prehistorical times to the 19th C. are proudly demonsrated.
History of the Louvre
Louvre Museum Paris France is located in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre). Built under Philip II in the 12th C, it was only a fortress of which the remnants are still open to easy view. To build the present Louvre Palace, it was broadened numerous times.
Allowing Louvre Paris, chiefly as a place to exhibit the royal collection in 1672, Louis XIV preferred the Palace of Versailles as a family house. The Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture surrounded the Louvre in 1692, and they held the first of salons. Nearly a hundred years, they located at the Louvre Museum. The National Assembly issued a decree during the French Revolution that the Louvre had to be a museum to exhibit the national works of art.
With an exhibition of hundreds of paintings, Louvre Museum Paris opened on the 10th of August in 1793. Unfortunately, many of the works of art being were impounded as royal property. The Louvre was closed in the year of 1796 since there were some structural problems with the building and it didn’t open till 1801.
Napoleon allowing the museum to renama Musee Napoleon enriched the collections in it. A majority of masterpieces grabbed by Napoleon’s armies were given back to the original owners after Napoleon’s Waterloo defeat. During the reigns of Louis XVIII, Charles X, the Second French Empire, the collections in the museum was remarkably enriched and the museum had 20,000 works of art. Since the Third Republic except during the two World Wars, the number of ownings have increased perpetually by gifts and donations. After 2008, the collection is divided into eight administrative departments: Near Eastern Antiquities; Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.
- Location: Musée du Louvre, Cour Napoléon, 75001 Paris, Fransa
- Tel:1 40 20 53 17
- Official Website:louvre
Louvre Museum Map and Street Tour:
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