Author: Thomas Lebée

The Egyptian Department of the Louvre during the First World War I

As announced in a previous post1, the meticulous annotations in Charles Boreux’s notebooks provide too good an opportunity to document the Department of Egyptian Antiquities’ experience of the turmoil of the First World War for me not to try to cross-reference them with other documents in order to assess their…

The Watchdogs of the Louvre

It is known that to protect its basements from rodents, the Hermitage Museum keeps cats that were once present even in the exhibition rooms. Unfortunately, I have not found any evidence of such a practice at the Louvre, but guard dogs once protected it from intruders. This is a detail…
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