Daily Management Review

The Louvre: Intrigue at Court


The reappointment of Jean-Luc Martinez as head of the Louvre was dictated by a certain logic. With a determined spirit that gained him not a few enemies, he set about reconfiguring the landscape.

by Vincent Noce

On his arrival, he promised to focus on vital improvements in visitor reception. With Jean-François Charnier, he managed to get the Louvre Abu Dhabi project back on track (it is now a major cultural success for France, but at that time it was on the brink of collapse). The string of projects he carried out, from building reserves to the hang of the collections, inevitably caused ructions, even when he inherited decisions made before he took over. The last exhibition before the… Read more...