The Louvre Turns to Crowdfunding to Buy a National Treasure

I first saw them in a newspaper ad: two figures, carved from ivory. Elongated. Delicate. Their hair, wavy. The folds of their gowns carved in refined detail. One, cradling a book. The other, blindfolded, head down. Both stunningly beautiful.

The ad invites any reader to become a patron of the Louvre by contributing to their purchase. This is not the first time that the Louvre reaches out to the public to finance the acquisition of national treasures, and is planning to repeat this method at least once a year to complete various of its collections.

The campaign, called “Tous mécenes!” – Everyone’s a Patron!

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