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24. Ariane Thomas: a curator’s life at the Louvre

Released Tuesday, 13th April 2021
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The world’s first Assyrian museum opened in 1847 in Paris, at the Louvre. Since then, the Louvre has curated one of the most important collections of antiquities from the ancient Middle East. What is the modern approach to curation there? Ariane discusses the curatorial role, from displays, research, combatting illegal antiquities, heritage protection, and partnerships with colleagues and institutions in the Middle East. 

2:29 what a curator at the Louvre does 
4:12 display at the Louvre
12:28 how research fits in
15:50 acquisitions and combatting illegal antiquities 
20:40 Louvre’s activities in the Middle East
25:50 about the department of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities 
30:01 what the future might hold at the Louvre

Ariane in the news: https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Presse/Communiques-de-… 
On the Louvre website: https://www.louvre.fr/recherche-et-conservation/de… 
Louvre on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseeLouvre 
Louvre on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/louvre

ALIPH: https://www.aliph-foundation.org/

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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