Palace of versailles

The first virtual tour of the Palace of Versailles opens in China

The Palace of Versailles in Paris, France. /APC The Palace of Versailles in Paris, France. /APC Art lovers in Shanghai are in for a treat as a virtual exhibition of the splendid Palace of Versailles opens on Saturday, offering the public a visual feast as well as an immersive journey through the palace. Under the […]

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The Louvre moves its treasures as climate change leads to further flooding in Paris

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, Louvre museum officials were relieved that some of their most prized items were safely stored in northern France. The largest and most visited museum in the world, with nearly 10 million visitors a year, had already transported some 100,000 works […]

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The Louvre moves its treasury as climate change leads to further flooding

Parisian museum moves many undisplayed works of art to a warehouse in northern France designed to withstand the effects of global warming By Melissa Godin LONDON, Feb. 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, Louvre museum officials were relieved that some of their most prized artifacts were […]

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The Louvre and its surroundings

As promised, this is my third (and so far, last) post inspired by the questions I’ve recently received. The answers would have been too long for my traditional “monthly gleanings”. What is the origin of the name louver? Dictionaries and Internet sites unanimously say that the etymology sought is unknown or uncertain. Maybe, but we’ll […]

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How the Louvre protects its cultural treasures from the elements | Smart News

The museum plans to store some 250,000 of its 620,000 artifacts in a new facility in Liévin. Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners The most visited museum in the world ships a third of its collection. As Elaine Sciolino reports for the New York Times, the Louvre Museum in Paris has spent the past 16 months […]

Notre-dame de paris

‘Notre Dame de Paris’ Set to Play in Two Cities at Once in Taiwan | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The classic French musical “Notre Dame de Paris” will be staged in two cities at once in Taiwan for the first time. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”, “Notre Dame de Paris”, the musical debuted in France in 1998. Since then, it has been performed in […]

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A new safe house for the Louvre’s invisible treasures

LIÉVIN, France – This is the most ambitious move in the history of the Louvre – a five-year project to transfer a quarter of a million works of art to a state-of-the-art storage site 200 km in the North of France. For more than 16 months, a stream of trucks has been quietly transporting the […]

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The Louvre just opened a huge conservation center – SURFACE

In 1910, the Great Flood of Paris raised the water level of the French capital eight times; archival footage of the disaster even shows residents cruising down the city’s famous boulevards on improvised boats. With climate change increasing the chances of a similar calamity and torrential rains causing the Seine to flood in 2016, preventive […]

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Fearing climate change, the Louvre’s new conservation center will house a third of the museum’s entire art collection

While only 36,000 works of art are on display at a time in the Louvre, its collection numbers more than 620,000 pieces, so this new center will house a third of its entire collections. The new center includes six storage areas, including dry and low humidity areas for metallurgy, a photography studio, workshop rooms, a […]

Eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower gets a makeover before the Paris 2024 Olympics

Published on: 02/03/2021 – 11:50Amended: 02/03/2021 – 11:52 The Eiffel Tower has embarked on the most comprehensive overhaul in its 130-year history to look its best for the 2024 Paris Olympics, including a paint job giving it a distinctly golden hue. Not only will layers from the previous 19 coats of paint be removed, but […]

Notre-dame de paris

Notre-Dame de Paris enters the final phase of securing the safe

The installation of the wooden supports under the vaults of Notre-Dame will begin in February 2021, the final stage of the site securing phase, which should be completed in July. The prefect of police of Paris will then be able to lift the decree of danger affecting the cathedral, even if, since the scaffolding was […]