First woman president of world's largest art museum
- Art historian and curator Laurence des Cars has become the first woman to be appointed as the president of the Louvre (world’s largest art museum) in its 228-year history.
- The competition for the post was close and fierce, with one of the contenders being the current president Jean-Luc Martinez, who was vying for a third term.
- Des Cars is a driving force behind the restitution of art looted by the Nazis during World War II.
- It had belonged to Nora Stiasny, a Jew, until the Nazis took it from her in Vienna, in 1938.
- The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France, and is best known for being the home of the Mona Lisa.
|Established||1793, 228 years ago|
|Collection size||615,797 in 2019|