Louvre gets its first female president

Louvre gets its first female president in 288 years appointed by President of France

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Louvre gets its first female president
Two minute reads :
  • The Louvre, the world’s largest museum in France has got its first female President in 228 years Laurence De Cars.
  • For the first time since it’s creation in 1783 in the wake of French revolution, the museum was headed by women.
  • De Cars was appointed on 26 May 2021 as the Museum’s President Director.
  • Her appointment was made by the French President.
  • On September 1, 2021, she will replace the current president, Jean-Luc Martinez, who had been heading the Orsay museum for the past eight years.
  • Laurence des Cars is an art historian who has been appointed for the position and is currently heading a landmark museum in Paris.
  • Laurence des Cars, 54, is currently heading the Musée d’Orsay, the Paris landmark museum which is dedicated to 19th-century art.
  • The daughter of a journalist and a writer, and the granddaughter of the novelist Guy des Cars, Des Cars specialises in 19th and early 20th-century art.
  • She attended Paris-Sorbonne University and École du Louvre and also taught at the latter institution.

Important takeaways of France :

  • Capital : Paris
  • President : Emmanuel Macron
  • Prime minister : Jean Castex
  • Currency : Euro
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Louvre gets its first female president
Louvre gets its first female president

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