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  • French soldiers patrol around the Louvre museum in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Saudi intelligence services have warned of a new terror threat from al Qaeda against Europe, particularly in France, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Pickpockets force Louvre to close its doors

    The Louvre was forced to close its doors Wednesday after workers walked off the job, complaining that the world's most-visited museum is plagued with gangs of pickpockets.


  • Isleworth Mona Lisa conjures new art world mystery

    The mystery behind the most enigmatic smile in art _ Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" _ just got a little more complicated.


  • Fashion spotlight shines on Ferragamo's Giornetti

    He's come out of the shadows and into the world spotlight. But Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director since 2010, says that he's still a "down to earth" guy _ despite having tea with Meryl Streep and hanging out with Angelina Jolie.


  • An Abraham Bosse etching titled "Les Vierges Sages" circa 1640 depicts a French ladies' book circle, how women of quality got together while husbands were away. (Folger Shakespeare Library)

    Female artists emerge in 'Shakespeare's Sisters,' 'Royalists and Romantics'

    The gender gap in art and literature is not in the title of two exhibitions currently in Washington, but it serves as a subtext in both of them. At the Folger Shakespeare Library, the fascinating "Shakespeare's Sisters: Voices of English and European Women Writers, 1500-1700" raises the question, Why aren't some of them better known?


  • A visitor views a sculpture at the Louvre Museum in Paris with the help of the new audio guide on Thursday. The famed Paris museum is going 3D visual with its electronic guides in a deal with Japan's Nintendo to provide game consoles to help visitors who navigate its labyrinthine halls by the millions each year. (Associated Press)

    Louvre, Nintendo join forces

    The Louvre Museum is used to dealing with antiquities: Nearly all of its thousands of works of art date to 1848 or earlier. Now, it wants to create a relic of its own - the old museum audio guide.


  • Louvre goes visual with Nintendo 3Ds guide

    The Louvre Museum is used to dealing with antiquities: Nearly all of its thousands of works of art date to 1848 or earlier. Now, it wants to create a relic of its own _ the old museum audio guide.


  • The real da Vinci code: Louvre unlocks last work

    An intense and controversial restoration of the last great work by Leonardo da Vinci goes before the public Thursday at the Louvre Museum, revealing "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" in the full panoply of hues and detail painted by the Renaissance master 500 years ago.


  • Abu Dhabi seeks bidders for Louvre branch

    The developer of a branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has launched its search for a contractor to build the museum following a series of delays.


  • Economy Briefs: Abu Dhabi seeks bidders for planned Louvre branch

    The developer of a branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has begun a search for a contractor to build the museum following a series of delays.


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