Beyond the art: The Louvre in modern society
More than a museum
With more than 10 million visitors in 2018, the Louvre broke its own attendance record and asserted itself as the most visited museum in the world. The reason for its success? Well, obviously there's the extraordinary collection of priceless art such as the Mona Lisa, of course. But big celebrities like Beyoncé also helped to bring attention to the museum by filming a music video there.
Browse through our pictorial overview of the events and visitors that have defined the Louvre in modern times. Will it break its record in 2019?