The Louvre and the Legion of Honor sign a 5 years partnership
The Louvre, the De Young and the Legion of Honor Museums just signed a 5 years partnership.
On the opening day of the exposition « Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette » (Nov. 17th, 2012 to March 17th, 2013) – first example of this new collaboration – Henri Loyrette, director of the Louvre, and Diane B. Wisley, President of the board for the De Young and Legion of Honor Museums signed this 5 year agreement that is bound to create many exchanges and collaborations between these institutions
For both parties the agreement has been « guided by the desire to develop an international cultural cooperation and to strenghten the ties between France and the US ».
The agreement stipulates that a board composed by representatives of both museums will meet once a year to determine the themes of expositions and educational programs put in place within this partnership. This exchange also predicts the development of joint publications as well as conservation projects.
From Nov. 17th, 2012 through March 17th, 2013 at the Legion of Honor.