17 June 2014 - Restorations

Breguet, a Major Patron of the Louvre

Restoration of the Louvre’s “Louis XIV to Louis XVI” Galleries
In 2014, the exceptional patronage project amounting to several million Euros launched by Nicolas G. Hayek in 2009 reached completion under the watchful eye of his grandson, Marc A. Hayek. Undertaken at the beginning of the 1980s, the last stage of the work at the Grand Louvre consisted in renovating the rooms housing all the 18th century art collections. Closed to the public for nearly ten years, the estimated 2,500 m2 area that has been restored is now entirely revamped. The museography and educational presentations have also been completely revised. This redeployment of the collections allows the works to be integrated with a unique palatial architecture combining visibility and clarity. In this way, justice is done to the splendour of creations brimming with history and symbolising Europe’s rich cultural heritage.