Louvre-Lens: A New Branch of the Louvre
The Louvre has opened its first satellite branch in Lens, a former mining town in the Nord-pas-de-Calais region of France. President François Hollande said that the museum, designed by the Japanese architectural firm Sanaa and roughly equidistant from London, Paris, and Brussels, is intended to “open the doors of art while helping to revitalize a territory.” It will feature a revolving collection of some 200 works, including Leonardo’s “Virgin and Child With St. Anne.”
Louvre-Lens opens to the public on December 12, 2012. For more information, please visit louvrelens.fr.
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