Jean-Luc Martinez

Antiquities trafficking case escalates as Louvre Abu Dhabi joins civil action and Swiss collector files criminal complaint

In wake of scandal involving former Louvre director, France's culture minister forms taskforce to assess acquisitions procedures at museums

Louvre launches civil action as part of art trafficking case involving former director Jean-Luc Martinez

A number of objects purchased by the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are now under scrutiny—including an ancient Egyptian marble head worth €35m

Former Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez charged in connection with antiquities trafficking investigation

Martinez has been indicted for “complicity of gang fraud and laundering“ of objects purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Louvre Abu Dhabi

Former Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez questioned by police as part of probe into alleged antiquities trafficking ring

Investigation focuses on purchases made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Restitutionanalysis

Why Macron's radical promise to return African treasures has stalled

Four years after a landmark pledge to hand back colonial loot, French government has opposed a new restitution bill backed by the Senate

Jean-Luc Martinez stays in post as Louvre director—for now

Museum chief is named "interim" director while President Macron decides if he should continue as head of the Paris institution

'I am not too worried by crowd problems': Louvre director predicts visitor numbers will drop by 80%

Jean-Luc Martinez believes that capitalising on the museum's permanent collection will be key to recovery

Louvre director plots great collections reshuffle

In an exclusive interview, Jean-Luc Martinez reveals his big plans for the museum and why 250,000 objects must leave Paris

Delacroix and Beyoncé bring record-breaking Louvre visitor figures

After attendance dips, 10.2 million people flocked to the Paris museum last year

Paris news

Non to tourists: free Saturdays at the Louvre cater to locals

Officials at the Paris museum want to boost homegrown audiences and draw lower-income visitors

Louvre’s director: we are active in 75 countries

Jean-Luc Martinez says the museum’s international projects have skyrocketed over the past five years