Latest articles on The Louvre

Inside the illicit trade in West Africa’s oldest artworks

Nok terracottas are proof that an ancient civilisation once existed in Nigeria. Now they are at the centre of a multimillion-dollar, globe-spanning underground industry — and once again, Nigeria is losing out

Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

So-called "yellow vest" anti-government protests swept France over the last fortnight were sparked initially by a rise in taxes on diesel

Beyoncé and co paint the Louvre proudly black

To counter the lack of Pan-African art, the Carters move in opposition to the frozen stillness that the artworks embody at Musée du Louvre.

How the Mona Lisa vanished 100 years ago

It was an art heist for the ages: On August 21 1911, the Mona Lisa vanished from the main gallery of the Louvre museum, lifted by an Italian labourer.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

Press Releases