Louvre, a branch will be placed in Lens

One of the most visited museums and economically one of the first in the world for the works of art of art it holds will be divided to create a kind of smaller “Louvre“. The lucky city where the new museum will be built, although having not an huge artistic heritage (it was a mining town for many years), is Lens, located in the department of Pas de Calais (France). It has been chosen by Louvre staff and French government to promote art everywhere, even in the poorest cities far from the main building in Paris, and all the business that is linked with it. The first works to be sent there have to follow a five-year rotation and several well known masterpieces (“La Liberté guidant le peuple” by Eugène Delacroix is one of them) will be presented to the public on December 12th (official opening). As several people think that this would make Louvre “more trivial”, French president François Hollande said to be hopeful about this project (linked with new activities, it could mean more jobs and a lot of money), that would represent a step forward for France and Europe during crisis.

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