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Since its creation in 1793, the musée du Louvre has always strived to promote exchange and dialogue: with our millions of international visitors, of course, and with the outside world through the exhibitions and operations we initiate on every continent. For a 21st-century museum is not just an institution in which to see works of art: it must also be a vibrant and creative place.
Henri Loyrette, Director of the Musée du Louvre

"Face" received two awards during the Filmart from the ASIAN FILM AWARDS :
Artistic direction/Set award and costume award.

The DVD of FACE and FLOWER IN THE MIRROR is to be issued on May the 20th in stores and on-line at www.arteboutique.com

Today's spotlight

B for Babylon

Director(s): Bernard George

The city of Babylon, founded in Mesopotamia some 5,000 years ago, disappeared 2,000 years later and was rediscovered at the turn of the 20th century by a team of German archaeologists. Babylon has inspired a whole range of authors and artists, from Herodotus to Delacroix and Degas. This film sets out on the trail of the fabled city in the company...

B for Babylon
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American archaeologist Cheryl Ward, a world specialist in ancient navigation, coordinates the construction of a replica of an Egyptian ship from the New Kingdom. The design is based on a bas-relief in the temple of Deir el-Bahari in Luxor, showing a fleet of five ships (chartered by the pharaoh Hatshepsut in 1500 BC) arriving at the wonderful and distant land of Punt. The team of archaeologists intends to make the same voyage on the replica ship to prove that the Egyptians were a seafaring...