Films by the Louvre

Musée du Louvre


Advanced search

 Home >  The films >  The real Louvre  > From palace to museum  >  Detailed description

Detailed description :From palace to museum

The Invisible Louvre

Director(s): Stéphane Krausz

A staff of some 2,300 employees works "backstage" at the Louvre to organize the reception of visitors and ensure the protection of some 35,000 artworks. Stéphane Krausz's film explores the labyrinth of the Louvre's underground galleries and corridors in the company of some of these "workers in the wings"—curators, attendants, electricians, painters, firemen, etc—who tell us of their pride and affection for this unusual workplace steeped in history. The documentary explores the rules and rituals that govern the Louvre's daytime and nighttime existence, and shows the hidden face of the famous museum.






82 minutes


Dominique Gibrail, Les Films du Tambour de Soie ; Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre


France 5, CR Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

DVD edition

Coéditeur DVD : Regards sur le Louvre – Vol. 1 : "Le Louvre invisible" (ADAV)

Commercial distribution

Les Films du Tambour de Soie

Non-commercial distribution

Heure Exquise

Images de la Culture – CNC

Ateliers Diffusion Audiovisuelle (ADAV)