Keyword: museum

Tunisian and French presidents attend unity rally after museum attack

March organised to rally international support for country and raise morale of Tunisians after terror attack left 21 tourists and police officer dead.

France’s Louvre keeps title as world’s most-visited museum

Total number of tourists who came in 2014 to admire works of art and antiquities including Da Vinci's Mona Lisa was 9.3 million.

France moves to protect Picasso legacy

Culture minister sacks museum boss as government hits back after claims by artist's son that France 'doesn't care' about Pablo Picasso.

French museum makes bid to recover lost paintings of first world war

Museum director keen to solve mystery of more than 250 paintings from a collection which vanished in 1918 and have never been seen since.

Marseille museum offers bridge across Mediterranean

Museum of Civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean, opening 7 June, explores European and Mediterranean cultures past and present.

What future for France’s House of History?

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Plans for a Maison d'histoire de France were unveiled by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to a storm of protests, including criticism from many historians. Opponents feared that a museum focussed squarely on France's history would become a political vehicle as Sarkozy sought to use the issue of “national identity” in France to boost his appeal with the voters. But now that the museum's chief supporter has gone, the project appears to have gained in respectability among its former detractors. Antoine Perraud wonders what lies ahead for this once deeply controversial museum.

Rhino horn thieves use stun gas in Paris museum raid

Thieves stole a rhinoceros horn in a daylight raid on a museum in the central Marais district of Paris after spraying guards with a paralysing gas.