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

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Is it really possible to pull off a heist at the Louvre? Hear the incredible history of the real 1911 theft of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa by Vincenzo Peruggia. His plot helped launch her status as one of the world’s most recognizable faces. After the disappearance, the Louvre remained closed for a week. Frantic investigations led police to search the Paris studios of famous modern artists, implicating Picasso, among others.  The heist even sparked a diplomatic dispute between Italy and France. This intriguing episode of Louvre history is one of many engaging ways to learn about the significance and impact of Leonardo’s iconic Renaissance portrait.

You will:

  • Prepare for your next visit to the Louvre, with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci’s work at the museum.
  • Learn how and why the 1911 theft of Mona Lisa actually happened.
  • Hear how the Mona Lisa originally arrived in France, with Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Understand how art thefts become news, and even impact diplomatic relations.

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.  

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