At the Louvre, Islam will be honored, starting in the month of September 2012, in a new space entirely renovated. The Louvre museum invites you to discover the new department of Islamic arts.
The Louvre, a must see in Paris
The Louvre, originally a royal palace converted into a museum, hasn’t stopped playing an essential historical and cultural role. Situated in the heart of Paris, this museum is one of the greatest in the world, and is well renowned.
Since 1973, this sanctuary has, in effect, had the privilege to receive the greatest leaders of world’s artistic heritage. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, antiquities, jewelry, furnishings, tapestries, and other art objects are also exposed in the numerous departments which compose the museum, and annually attract close to 9 million visitors, making the Louvre museum the most visited in the world.
The Louvre: a sanctuary of Islamic arts.
Among the great civilizations represented at the Louvre, Islam occupies a place of choice. After 4 years of work, a new space of 3,000 m2 is entirely dedicate to the exhibit. No doubt some of the 3,000 jewels of the collection from the department of Islamic arts, to be discovered through a passionate voyage, will delight all amateurs of culture.