The Louvre has a long history of artistic and historic conservation, inaugurated in the Capetian dynasty (c. 1000) until today.
The Louvre's first exhibition of drawings featured 415 works and took place in the Galerie d'Apollon at 28 Thermidor of the year V (August 15, 1797).
The Department of Near Eastern Antiquities—the youngest of the Louvre's departments up until the recent creation of the Department of Islamic Art—was established in 1881.
The Louvre displays 35,000 works of art drawn from eight curatorial departments, displayed in over 60,600 square meters of exhibition space dedicated to the permanent collections.
Later period paintings like Picasso and Renoir are not found at the Louvre.
The Louvre's collections number over 380,000 objects: though not one of world's largest collections, certainly one of the finest.
The Department of Paintings reflects the encyclopedic scope of the Louvre, encompassing every European school from the thirteenth century to 1848.
The Louvre painting collections examine European painting in the period from the mid-thirteenth century (late medieval) to the middle of the nineteenth century.
Kings Henry IV and Louis XIII added wings to the Louvre as did Napoleon III.
One of the Louvre's eight departments is devoted to the museum's extraordinary collection of works on paper, which include prints, drawings, pastels, and miniatures.
The pyramid covers the Louvre entresol and forms part of the new entrance into the museum.
One of the aims of the Louvre, which played a leading role in this rediscovery, is to reveal the depth of the region’s cultural roots and its enduring values.
The first building in the existing Louvre was begun in 1535 on the grounds of the old castle, and designed by architect Pierre Lescot in the style of the Renaissance.
Today, it has been renovated as a part of the Grand Louvre Renovation Program.
The first royal "Castle of the Louvre" was established in Paris by Philip Augustus in 1190.
The Louvre's collection covers Western art from the medieval period to 1848, formative works from the civilizations of the ancient world, and works of Islamic art.
The Louvre Museum (French: Musйe du Louvre) in Paris, France, is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world.
The Louvre Pyramid was commissioned by then-French president Franзois Mitterrand and was inaugurated in 1989.
The Louvre houses 35,000 works of art displayed in eight curatorial departments: Near Eastern Antiquities; Islamic Art; Paintings; Egyptian Antiquities; Sculptures; Prints and Drawings; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; and Decorative Arts.
After the French Revolution, when the Musйe des Monuments Franзais was closed, some of its finest works were transferred to the Louvre.