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Thirty years on, Louvre's pyramid scheme pays off

I.M. Pei’s controversial entrance symbolises the Parisian museum’s spectacular growth

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

Attic to auction: a timeline of the 'Lost Caravaggio'

The painting, thought to be the second version of the Baroque artist’s Judith Beheading Holofernes will be auctioned this June with an estimate of £86m-£129m

'We want Salvator Mundi' for Leonardo blockbuster, Louvre says

Claims that it had "cancelled plans" to show the work are "fake information", the museum says

British Museum teams up with Louvre for revamp of Egyptian Museum in Cairo

But the disputed treasure, the Rosetta Stone, will remain in London

Italy blocks Leonardo loans for Louvre anniversary show

Populist government says sending paintings to French museum would put Italy 'on the margins of a great cultural event'

Delacroix and Beyoncé bring record-breaking Louvre visitor figures

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

Which exhibitions will be the blockbusters of 2019?

Major Leonardo and Rembrandt anniversaries mean a wealth of shows focusing on the Old Masters, but Tintoretto, the Bauhaus or even Bill Viola could be dark horses

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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

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Giampietro Campana assembled the greatest private collection of his age—then lost the lot

A new show at the Musée du Louvre reunites 500 of the collector's artefacts, showing his admiration for Italian art across the ages

Louvre’s Delacroix exhibition uncovers France’s superstar of the Romantic era

His boundless inventiveness as a painter—and not only—shines through in this ambitious survey

Emperor Constantine's giant finger found in the Louvre

Ancient object—initially believed to be a toe—perfectly fits the hand of ancient bronze statue in Rome's Musei Capitolini

How Delacroix went from lycée dropout to establishment favourite

Exhibition at the Musée du Louvre is first major survey of the painter’s work in more than 50 years

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

Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez’s contract extended for three more years

Paris museum chief must focus on partnerships with Asia and sustained attendance, culture minister says

Louvre says ‘non’ to minister’s Mona Lisa grand tour

Françoise Nyssen proposed lending the work as a way to fight “cultural segregation”

Activists protest Louvre's oil ties

Paris-based group criticises sponsorship by French oil company Total

Against the odds, Louvre exhibition opens in Tehran in historic deal

French museum became first cultural institution to secure ties with Islamic regime after sanctions lifted in 2016

Louvre shines a light on Nazi loot

Museum hopes to find rightful heirs through display of spoliated works

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Rising river Seine causes closures at Musée du Louvre

Paris museum has shut its Islamic Arts department, while Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie are also on high alert

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open with a Leonardo?

The artist's La Belle Ferronnière is the subject of loan discussions

The Louvre aims to acquire art of the Mexican school in bid to widen its geographical remit

Paris museum is on a mission to collect Latin American art—and a show of colonial-era paintings is the overture

Raphael’s prep work on show at the Städel Museum

11 of the museum's works will be exhibited alongside 40 others loaned from around the world

Prodigious, prolific, phenomenal: Raphael’s last 17 years in Rome on show at the Louvre

The Prado and the Louvre collaborate for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition

Turkey turns up the heat on foreign museums as list of antiquities demanded gets longer

More exhibitions are hit by the loans boycott as Turkey pushes for restitution

Louvre’s Leonardo conservation plan leads to resignation

Fears it will affect the sfumato of the piece are growing

Anger over Louvre’s plan to clean Leonardo's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

Specialists fear artist’s “smoky finish” effect may be harmed