Photo of Omar Sy filming Lupin at the Louvre

$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm EST
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm EST

How did a medieval fortress evolve into one of the world’s most iconic museums? In that process, the Louvre has become an internationally recognized brand. Recently, its galleries have been featured in hit series like Lupin, in music videos, and in a slew of advertising campaigns. Why has the Louvre been chosen by popular culture makers as a site for all this storytelling? What happens behind the scenes to make these tributes and partnerships possible? The Louvre is much more than a stage set of course, but these homages on the screen are a fun way to start a relationship with art objects that offer a lifetime’s worth of authentic stories.

You will:

  • Understand why and how popular culture borrows art and ideas from the Louvre.
  • Learn how the real history of the Louvre has been featured by other storytellers.
  • See about how tourism impacts cultural institutions like the Louvre
  • Hear why the Louvre partners with media-savvy creatives, to benefit from the visibility it provides.

Your educator Julien Savadoux, studied both history and art history at Paris’ Sorbonne University, and graduated with a degree in cultural mediation. Julien has shared his passion for his hometown of Paris, as both guide and educator for several decades.  

You can also sign up for our series The True Stories Behind Lupin.

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Image: Emmanuel Guimier / Netflix

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