Series of lectures by the Musée du Louvre Louvre Lectures The "Salle des Etats": collection management in the context of an exceptional project

In conjunction with the closing of the Ninth Presentation of the Louvre-DNP Museum Lab, we will present a special lecture by Louvre artwork registrar Malika Berri, who was in charge of the restoration and installation program for the "Salles des Etats," the hall in which the "Mona Lisa" is exhibited, and will give a first-hand account of the process.
You are cordially invited to attend.

Since 2005, visitors to the Louvre have been able to admire the Mona Lisa and the museum's collection of 16th-century Venetian paintings in the "Salle des Etats". This room on the first floor of the Denon wing was designed by the architect Hector Lefuel between 1855 and 1857, and inaugurated in 1857. It has undergone several changes over the years, with refurbishments in 1886, then in 1950, in accordance with the tastes of the period.
The most recent renovation, carried out from 2001 to 2005, has allowed an ever-growing number of visitors to view the Venetian paintings and the Mona Lisa in optimal conditions of lighting, comfort and security. In collaboration with the museum curators, the Department of Paintings management team headed by Aline François-Colin supervised the relocation, restoration and re-hanging operations necessitated by this ambitious project. Artwork registrar Malika Berri, in charge of the restoration and installation program, will describe her experience, illustrating her lecture with concrete examples.
(French-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

Speaker: Malika Berri
Film studies ("aesthetics and production") at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III
1989 - Coordination manager on the Cultural Department project, for MIchel Laclotte
1990-1992 - Production manager in the audiovisual division of the Louvre's Cultural Department. In collaboration with Louvre curators and reputed filmmakers, implementation of an audiovisual production policy with contemporary creators and authors ("Palette" series, "La Ville Louvre"...)
1993-2000 - Audiovisual and multimedia production manager: development and testing of the first interactive virtual museum tours.
2002-2004 - Audiovisual producer in the Cultural Department
2005 - Artwork registrar, in charge of relations with the C2RMF (research and restoration centre) in the Louvre's Department of Paintings

  Practical information
  Viewing times October 27 (Sat.)
15:00–16:00 (Doors open at 14:30) + Special admission to Museum Lab Ninth Presentation at 16:00 (Closes at 18:00)
DNP-Museum Lab
DNP Gotanda Building, 1 F
3-5-20 Nishi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Six-minute walk from Gotanda Station
JR Yamanote Line (West Exit) / Toei Asakusa Subway Line (Exit A2) / Tokyu Ikegami Line
Seven-minute walk from Fudomae Station on the Tokyu Meguro Line
Location map
  Seating is limited to one hundred people. No others may be admitted once the seats are full.
  Admission is free but advance reservations are required.
* The lecture will begin at the time announced. Late arrivals disturb other patrons, so there will be occasions when late entry will be denied. Please allow sufficient time to reach the venue.
* Crowded conditions may make it necessary to wait for admission to the presentation or to specific exhibits within it.

Activity over

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