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Musée du Louvre

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The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, but how were they brought together as a collection? This free course examines the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how the Grand Louvre has come to be as it is
  • critically discuss the claim that the collections in the Louvre constitute a significant part of the canon of Western European art
  • ask questions of museums and collections that are appropriate to art history.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 23/07/2019

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