Updated 5:36 am CDT, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 LIEVIN, France (AP) — The Louvre has opened a new art conservation center some 200 kilometers (120 miles) from Paris to protect the museum’s priceless artworks from its flood-prone reserves. The Louvre Conservation Center was inaugurated Tuesday in Lievin in northern France, near another outpost of the museum, the Louvre-Lens. Protecting the museum’s works from the nearby Seine River has taken on additional urgency in recent years, as severe floods in 2016 and 2018 forced the Louvre to evacuate artworks and close exhibits. Officials hope to store some 250,000 artworks at the new center in five years’ time. About half of the newly-constructed building’s sprawling space will house art from the famed Paris museum, the world’s biggest. Conservation workrooms, study halls and a photo studio in the new center will be used for research.
- NYU to Open Center for Environmental and Animal Protection
- Laura Wilde Has Resigned as Director for Xico Arte y Cultura
- Art as Transformation shows the honest and heartfelt expression of trauma on the path to healing
- Kauai wants tourists to help island overcome flood damage
- Disaster recovery centers to open at Waimanalo, Koko Head parks
- Erotic Arts Festival this weekend
- Garth Johnson Leaves ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center
- Ige asks Trump to declare federal disaster after April floods damage 532 homes
- Hey Phoenix Creatives, Here Are 15 New Calls for Art
- Spring Arts Preview in Western Mass
Louvre opens center to protect art from flooding have 224 words, post on www.mysanantonio.com at October 8, 2019. This is cached page on Travel Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.