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Le French May : Inventing Le Louvre – From Palace to Museum Over 800 Years
History and beauty combine in an exhibition of precious works of art from the Louvre Museum

Under the patronage of the French Consulate and organised by the Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong, Le French May celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year. For the past six years, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has been the Major Partner of the festival, which this year carries the theme of “Celebrate Art and Life the French Way”. With the major support by the Charites Trust, the blockbuster exhibition “Inventing Le Louvre: From Palace to Museum over 800 years” being one of the Festival highlights takes place at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The exhibition showcases many abundant and brilliant selections of masterworks from the Louvre to illustrate its journey from palace to museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these precious works of art up close. Mark the date!

  • 26 April – 24 July 2017
  • Venue: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

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François Girardon, Equestrian Statue of Louis XIV as a Roman Emperor (Department of Decorative Arts, Louvre Museum, Paris)
Round Bowl with Cover (Department of Decorative Arts, Louvre Museum, Paris)
Peter Paul Rubens, The Three Fates and The Triumph of Truth–sketches for the Marie de’ Medici Gallery (Department of Paintings, Louvre Museum, Paris)
Hubert Robert, Proposed Renovation of the Louvre’s Grand Gallery (Department of Paintings, Louvre Museum, Paris)
Auguste Carpegna, Cameo of Augustus (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Pierre Julien, Jean de la Fontaine (1621–1695), Writer (Department of Sculptures, Louvre Museum, Paris)