The Mona Lisa to be Moved?

April 26 2024

Video: Firstpost

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News broke yesterday that the Louvre in Paris are considering moving Leonardo's Mona Lisa into a new room. The plans are part of an acknowledgement that the current visitor experience in its current position is poor, a fact accepted by the museum's Director Laurence des Cars.

The article quoted above explains more about the overhaul plans:

A new underground chamber for painting would be part of a future “Grand Louvre” renovation, with a new entrance to the museum. Visitors would bypass the glass pyramid entry and be lead directly to underground rooms: one for the Mona Lisa and the other for temporary exhibitions.

“The mood in the museum is now ripe,” said des Cars. “We have to embrace the painting’s status as a global icon, which is beyond our control.”

The budget for the Louvre’s overhaul is estimated at €500 million, according to Le Figaro. But the French economy has yielded worse-than-expected debt and deficit forecasts, resulting in President Emmanuel Macron’s government trying to reduce state spending by €25 billion in its next annual budget.

Here's a video above of the story published by the Indian news channel Firstpost.

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