The Louvre Museum
1. luvarThe Louvre Museum (Fr.Musée du Louvre, often simply called the
Louvre) is one of the largest and most popular art museums in the
world  (9,260,000 visitors in 2014, the third largest in the world in
terms of area: 160 which are 58 470 exposure). The museum is
located in the center of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, on
Rivoli Street, in the 1st district of the capital.
In 2018, the number of visitors to the Louvre exceeded 10 million
people, which is a record .
The museum building is an ancient royal palace (Palais du Louvre).
The equestrian statue of Louis XIV marks the beginning of the socalled historic axis of Paris.
The Louvre is one of the oldest museums with a rich history of
collecting art and historical relics of France, from the time of the
Capetian dynasty to the present day.
In the Louvre everything was going, this museum can be called
universal. His collections cover vast geographic and temporal
spaces: from western Europe to Iran through Greece, Egypt and
the Middle East; from antiquity to 1848. European art of the newest
period - from 1848 to the present day - is represented in the Orsay
Museum and the Georges Pompidou Center, and Asian art is
exhibited in the Guimet Museum. The art of Africa, America and
Oceania is on display at the Branly Museum.
2. Collection musemThe collections of the Louvre keep the masterpieces of art from different civilizations, cultures and eras.
The museum has about 300,000 exhibits, of which only 35,000 are exhibited in the halls. Many exhibits are
kept in storage, since they cannot be shown to visitors for more than three months in a row for security
The exhibits of the Louvre are divided into the following collections:
The Ancient East
Ancient Greece, Etruria, Rome
Art of Islam
The history of the Louvre
3. Mona Lisa, La Gioconda,a small story of a painting
On August 22, 1911, the Mona Lisa
painting by Leonardo da Vinci,
which was kept in the Louvre, was
stolen. In early 1914, the thief of the
Gioconda, the Italian Vincenzo of
the Mona Lisa. The collector who
responded to the message about
the sale reported it to the police.
Soon, the arrested thief of the
painting Leonardo later said that his
motive was patriotic, he wanted to
return the “Mona Lisa” to her
homeland, to Italy. Another half a
year "Gioconda" was exhibited in
the museums of Italy, after which
with special security measures