Series of  lectures by the Musée du Louvre Louvre Lectures The Louvre and its professions

To mark the conclusion of the Seventh Presentation, Laurent Creuzet, the registrar of the Department of Decorative Arts of the Louvre, will share with us a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the professionals supporting the activities of the Louvre.
After the lecture, attendees are invited to a special final showing of the Seventh Presentation, which will close its doors to the public the following day.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the splendour of Sèvres porcelain !

With some 8,750,000 visitors annually, the Louvre is truly a city within the city!

The museum employs almost 2,500 people; its basement workshops are run by a range of art professionals, while tapestry weavers, metalworkers, cabinetmakers, mounting makers, painters, gilders, marblers, and art installers and handlers work away from public view. According to each department’s needs, museum workers contribute to the successful presentation of our collections and the installation of temporary exhibitions: they construct display mounts, install and paint picture rails, position the artworks or take them to the loading area for transport to exhibitions, performing a wide range of complementary tasks from simple operations to the dismantling of major installations, and playing a role in every section of the museum.

To conclude the Museum Lab exhibition, a presentation of the Louvre’s little-known professions will demonstrate their great variety, highlighting both the museum’s behind-the-scenes activities and those that continue when it closes its doors to the public.

French-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Practical information
Date and time Saturday, May 14, 2011
15:00–16:00 (Doors open 14:45): Lecture
16:00–18:00: Special final showing of the Seventh Presentation
Venue Louvre - DNP Museum Lab [Hall]
Address DNP Gotanda Building, 3-5-20 Nishi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
・ Six minutes walk from Gotanda station on the JR Yamanote line (West Exit), the Toei Asakusa subway line (Exit A2), and the Tokyu Ikegami line
・ Seven minutes walk from Fudomae station on the Tokyu Ikegami line
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Reservations limited to 100 persons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reservations are required but admission is free.
* For the special showing of the Seventh Presentation audio interpretation will be available only in Japanese.
* If attendance exceeds capacity, please be advised that Museum Lab may have to limit access to the presentation or to particular displays or exhibits.

Speaker : Laurent Creuzet
Studies at the Ecole du Louvre, Faculté d’Histoire des Arts (Dijon), and Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (Dijon)
1991-2001: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (successively in charge of the cultural and photographic departments, communication, and exhibition preparation)
2001-2005: registrar for the Musée Carnavalet
2005: appointed project manager at the Ministry of Culture
2005-2007: inventory officer at the Historic Monuments department of the DRAC Rhône-Alpes (in charge of the Loire and Savoie departments, and of industrial and 20th-century heritage for the whole region)
Since 2007: registrar for the Decorative Arts Department at the Louvre

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Further information
Louvre - DNP Museum Lab / Customer Service Center
Tel: 03–5345–0880
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Closed on national holidays that fall on weekdays (Mon–Fri) and during year's end and New Year's holiday season

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