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The New Female Head of Louvre Will Renew Plans for a Department of Byzantine and Coptic Art

03.06.2021
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A new director of Louvre will refresh plans for a department of Byzantine and Coptic art which have been long discussed before. In one of the first steps, as the lately elected President of the Louvre, Laurence des Cars is planning to officially start a department of Byzantine and Coptic art. Jean-Luc Martinez, who previously was the head of the museum, considered its creation useless. But De Kars thinks the collection deserves attention.

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According to a 2014 report, 10,000 Coptic objects and 1,000 Byzantine works of art are in the Louvre. And only 750 of them are on display.

De Car, who was the president of the Musée d’Orsay and Musée l’Orangerie before, is going to manage the Louvre in September. She will become the first female president of the museum during its long 228-year history.

She said that her goal is to make the Louvre completely modern so that it can share with today’s world, the past.
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