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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Graver pour le roi

21 February 2019 20 May 2019
Created in 1797 under the Directoire, the Louvre's chalcography preserves more than 14,000 copper-engraved dies, which are used for printing prints. Its purpose is to spread the image of the museum's masterpieces through printmaking. The exhibition brings together more than sixty engraved matrices from three historical collections of the Louvre's chalcography, presented against drawings by the Louvre's Graphic Arts...

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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