From One Louvre to Another

Opening a Museum for Everyone

Format: Hardback

This book has been published to accompany the first temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, tracing the birth of the Louvre in Paris in the 18th century and examining the role of museums in today's world.

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Akkadia Press

Akkadia Press is a specialist art, museum and bespoke book publishing house.

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This book has been published to accompany the first temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. Tracing the birth of the Musée du Louvre in Paris in the 18th century, this beautifully crafted trilingual work sheds light on the way a public collection is formed, drawing mainly on the collections of the Musée du Louvre and the Château de Versailles. The exhibition evokes the creation of the Musée du Louvre from the time of Louis XIV, when the royal collections were presented in the gardens and Grand Apartments at Versailles, through to the opening of the Muséum in the Palais du Louvre in 1793. It examines the question of the origins and role of the museum, born of royal will, and the evolution of artistic practices, enhanced by a reflection on the transmission and teaching of art.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Akkadia Press
Publication Date 3 Jan 2018
ISBN 9780995689060
Number of Pages 96

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