Episode 24. Ariane Thomas: a curator’s life at the Louvre: Show notes

The world’s first Assyrian museum opened in 1847 in Paris, at the Louvre. Since then, the Louvre has curated one of the most important collections of antiquities from the ancient Middle East. What is the modern approach to curation there? Ariane discusses the curatorial role, from displays, research, combatting illegal antiquities, heritage protection, and partnerships with colleagues and institutions in the Middle East.

2:29 what a curator at the Louvre does

4:12 display at the Louvre

12:28 how research fits in

15:50 acquisitions and combatting illegal antiquities

20:40 Louvre’s activities in the Middle East

25:50 about the department of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities

30:01 what the future might hold at the Louvre

Ariane in the news: https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Presse/Communiques-de-presse/Nomination-d-Ariane-Thomas-a-la-tete-du-departement-des-antiquites-orientales-du-musee-du-Louvre

On the Louvre website: https://www.louvre.fr/recherche-et-conservation/departement-des-antiquites-orientales

Louvre on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseeLouvre

Louvre on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/louvre

ALIPH: https://www.aliph-foundation.org/

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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