News Display: The Louvre Museum Opens
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/05/2012
Uploaded: 11/14/2012
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: art history, arts, France, Louvre, museum education, revolution

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Description/Abstract: News Display: The Louvre Museum Opens, November 8

On November 8, 1793 the Louvre Museum in Paris opened its doors to the public. During the Enlightenment, French citizens began calling for the display of royal art and in response the revolutionary government established the Musee Central des Arts in the Grande Galerie of the Louvre Palace, erected on the site of a 12th century fortress built by King Philip II. Today the Louvre is considered one of the world's greatest art museums, representing 11,000 years of culture and civilization.

The news display will highlight stories about the history and development of the Louvre Museum, including building and renovation plans, and articles about the art within.