France

The Louvre’s director Jean-Luc Martinez reveals revolutionary changes ahead

Work begins this month on improving the Pyramid entrance

Published online: 19 September 2014

Iranian photographer returns €50,000 prize

Newsha Tavakolian says the founder of the Paris-based Fondation Carmignac interfered with her work

Published online: 18 September 2014

Sotheby’s Paris plans major Man Ray sale

A 270-lot auction announced of a collection that failed to find a buyer among leading museums

Published online: 11 September 2014

Asia proves a lucrative destination for France's museums

Concern at home at number of major works sent abroad by national museums

Published online: 09 September 2014

Louvre director plans its grand revamp

Jean-Luc Martinez initiates "silent revolution" to modernise museum, starting at the entrance

Published online: 04 September 2014

Much more than just a pretty face

An exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris aims to give a fuller picture of Niki de Saint Phalle

Published online: 01 September 2014

Serrano’s Piss Christ stokes controversy once again

Catholic protesters in Corsica have demanded the removal of the work from a museum exhibition

Published online: 27 August 2014

Hollande promotes rising star as France’s new culture minister

Fleur Pellerin must fight for culture budget in time of austerity

Published online: 27 August 2014

France loses its youthful minister of culture

Aurélie Filippetti departs along with other members of the cabinet in crisis provoked by government austerity

Published online: 25 August 2014

The birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute

Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpoints when Monet put brush to canvas

Published online: 21 August 2014

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