Former palace of the Kings of France, the Louvre Museum presents vast and rich collections: in all, more than 38.000 works of the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean, the arts of Islam and Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848. The most famous artworks include the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace or the Venus de Milo, but also the squatting Scribe, the Code Hammurabi, or Vermeer’s Lacemaker.

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Forgotten Kingdoms. From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans

2 May 2019 12 August 2019
The Hittite empire, a great rival power of ancient Egypt, ruled over Anatolia and held sway over the Levant until about 1200 BC. Its demise gave rise to Neo-Hittite and Aramean kingdoms in modern-day Turkey and Syria, heirs of the political, cultural, and artistic traditions of the fallen empire. The exhibition invites visitors to rediscover the mythic sites of this forgotten civilization, such as the majestic...

Embroidery of Byzantine tradition in Romania from the 15th to the 17th century

18 April 2019 28 July 2019
As part of the France-Romania Season 2019 and on the occasion of Romania's emblematic loan of the Banner of Saint George of Prince Stephen the Great, the exhibition aims to highlight the exceptional character of the Romanian collections of religious embroideries of Byzantine and post-Byzantine tradition, a jewel of Romanian and universal heritage. Around the masterpiece presented by Stephen the Great (1457-1504) to...

The Louvre pyramid turns 30

29 March 2019 31 May 2019
Inaugurated on 29 March 1989 by the President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, the Pyramid of the Louvre has been a landmark in the history of French museums. Designed by architect Ieoh Ming Pei, it is the symbol of a museum open to the world. Throughout 2019, the Louvre is celebrating this anniversary with a series of festive events. Consult here the detailed schedule from March to May. Take note of the...

Archaeology goes graphic

26 September 2018 1 July 2019
The Petite Galerie - the museum's artistic and cultural education space - offers an exhibition that brings together archaeology and comics, an art form invited for this fourth edition. A hundred works, a selection of plates of authors inspired by archaeology (such as Jul, Enki Bilal, Nicolas de Crécy...) will allow the public to sneak into the steps of the curious, amateurs and archaeologists, to discover...

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