Laurence des Cars named as new Director of the Louvre

May 26 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Laurence des Cars has been named as the new Director of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Des Cars, a specialist in nineteenth century painting, is the current president of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie. She will replace outgoing director Jean-Luc Martinez, and has already pledged to extend the opening hours of the museum to help attract younger audiences. Other press reports have highlighted that Des Cars will be the first female Director in the Louvre's history.

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