Louvre Launches Civil Action as Part of Art Trafficking Case with Former Director Jean-Luc Martinez

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Louvre Launches Civil Action as Part of Art Trafficking Case with Former Director Jean-Luc Martinez

Due to recent legal proceedings regarding the purchase of Egyptian antiquities by Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Musée du Louvre has decided to bring a civil action before the jurisdiction in charge.

Due to recent legal proceedings regarding the purchase of Egyptian antiquities by Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Musée du Louvre has decided to bring a civil action before the jurisdiction in charge.

The Musée du Louvre would like to emphasize the utmost, unwavering and ongoing commitment of its scientific experts in the struggle against illicit artwork trafficking. The work accomplished at both a national and an international level remains a priority in order to thwart ever more active and increasingly organized crime.

These current events do not call into question the partnership between the Musée du Louvre and Louvre Abu Dhabi. At the heart of this extremely dynamic part of the world, the Musée du Louvre’s involvement, through its teams and collections, bears witness to the outreach and appeal of French cultural institutions. Louvre Abu Dhabi displays the richness and diversity of national collections and enhances the dialogue between cultures.

 

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