Louvre

Startup Republic: How France reinvented itself for the 21st century by wooing entrepreneurs to Paris

The City of Light is cutting through a long tradition of government bureaucracy to make it easy for global companies to launch in France. Steve …

Startups

Your Paris itinerary: plan your one day trip to Paris

Hi Frugalistas! If you love Paris (and I know you do), this is the series of posts you’ve been waiting for. The best Paris itineraries regardless of …

Paris

This App Makes It Easy to Find Your One True Doppelganger in Over 1,000 Museums

Remember that meme where people found museum portraits that looked like them? It seems like a one-in-a-million chance you’ll find your doppelganger …

Memes

Know Before You Go: Abu Dhabi City Guide

Experience traditional culture and heritage alongside cutting-edge architecture and modern art in Abu Dhabi.<p>The United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi is having its moment. A decade in the making, the long-awaited Louvre Abu Dhabi opened in November 2017 with over 500 artworks on display in its …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Everything we know so far about Russian election meddling in Europe

BERLIN — In a highly anticipated report due to be released Wednesday, congressional Democrats are expected to raise renewed concerns about mounting evidence of Russian interference in at least 19 European nations, according to the Associated Press, which obtained an advance copy.<p>The report, …

Russia

A new Leonardo? Scholarly show claims to reveal master’s hand

As Christie’s aggressively marketed Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi before the work sold for an astonishing $450m last November, the art world …

Art

The Louvre Museum welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre Museum says it welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10 percent on the year before, a sign of tourism revival in Paris.<p>Tourism in the French capital took a hit in 2016 after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists the previous year.<p>Foreign visitors represent 70 percent …

Tourism

Art Industry News: How David Zwirner Built a $500 Million-a-Year Business + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Büchel’s border wall tours are already sold out and a Pussy Riot activist has been sentenced for a Moscow protest.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News</i> …

The Arts

Visitor numbers to Louvre Museum rebound

The Louvre Museum welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10.1 percent after suffering a considerable decline in the number of foreign tourists to …

France

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes film festival jury

PARIS (AP) — Australian actress and campaigner against sexual harassment Cate Blanchett will head this year's Cannes film festival jury, organizers said Thursday.<p>In a statement, top Cannes officials Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux expressed their delight in welcoming "such a rare and unique …

World News

The top ten things to see in Paris (for your second trip)

The list of the top ten things to see in Paris, according to the city’s Official Visitors Bureau, is fantastic…. but it’s a bit <i>obvious</i>. The Louvre, …

Paris

The most Instagrammed locations of 2017

As part of its year in review, Instagram has revealed the top 10 locations of 2017. How many have you visited?<p><b>1. Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.</b><p><b>2. Times Square, New York City</b><p><b>3. Central Park, New York City</b><p><b>4. Eiffel Tower, Paris</b><p><b>5. Tokyo Disney Resort</b><p><b>6. Disney's Magic Kingdom, Orlando</b><p><b>7. Musée du Louvre,</b> …

Sony Alpha

Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

The US and Russia account for nearly half of the most geotagged cities this year, with the entirety of Asia and South America represented by just two cities<p>As Instagram inches closer to the 1 billion users milestone, its favourite cities are starting to crystallise.<p>The platform’s list of the most …

São Paulo

The world's most Instagrammed places in 2017

If all your best trip inspiration comes from your Instagram feed, then check out all the top travel-related posts of 2017.<p>Top travel hashtag of 2017<p>Guess what – it’s #travel. No surprises there, but if you want to see the full top 10 so you can start racking up the followers, check them out …

Travel

What Would a Muslim Want With a Portrait of Christ?

Leonardo da Vinci’s <i>Salvator Mundi</i> , or Christ depicted as the “Savior of the World,” recently sold for a record-breaking $450 million (below).<p>Over …

Salvator Mundi

The most popular things on Instagram this year

• <b>Instagram released their Year in Review for 2017.</b>• <b><br>It summarizes all the most popular trends on the photo-sharing app this year.</b>• <b><br>From Selena Gomez to #fashion to Central Park, it was a very diverse group.</b><p>Instagram was one of this year's most used apps.<p>Recently, Instagram released their Year in Review, …

Cristiano Ronaldo

Spend 3 Days in Paris, the "City of Love"

<i>I’m going to begin this post with a story. A story that shows that I fell so deeply in love with this amazing city that even being scammed, I</i> …

Paris

Denver Art Museum Lands Exclusive Rembrandt Exhibition For 2018

Rembrandt van Rijn had the rare pleasure of being famous in his lifetime for the art he created, which included the reputation of being the greatest …

Colorado

Language of a Genius—Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer with Author Carmen C. Bambach

Consummate sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was celebrated for his <i>disegno</i>, a term that embraces both …

Art History

Hero Santa on motorbike pursues hit-and-run driver who knocked down pensioner in determined chase through streets of Paris

A determined motorcyclist dressed as Santa Claus helped armed police snare a hit-and-run driver after chasing them through Paris.<p>Police arrested the …

Santa Claus

Lorde is releasing a vinyl version of Melodrama that’s worthy of being hung in The Louvre

Both the standard and the deluxe vinyl versions of <i>Melodrama</i> will be out 6 April 2018, with the latter also being packaged with a hand-drawn sleeve …

Music (UK)

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

Museum collecting was not immune from global politics this year, with the Brexit referendum complicating one multi-million-pound purchase and women’s …

Museums

Winter solstice: The Feast of Juul, Thor and why pagans celebrate the shortest day of the year

The December solstice happens at the same instant for everyone, everywhere on Earth – and this year the solstice occurs on Thursday December 21st at 16:28 GMT.<p>The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, it is when the …

Astronomy

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Breaks Ground on Green Roof Topped Louvre Storage Facility

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has broken ground on a new conservation and storage facility for the Louvre in Liévin, France. Capable of housing …

Green Roofs

From Slave Trade to Debt: Occupation Disguised as “Discovery”

Photo by Alex Wright | CC by 2.0We have been told, and still are, that it was the pilgrims of the Mayflower that populated America. Had it been empty …

Liberal View

One-Week Dubai Tour Itinerary

Going to Dubai wasn’t really on our bucket list for many reasons. First, it is scorching hot especially on summer. Second, we live in Macau and it …

Asia Travel

Leonardo da Vinci's $450 million 'Salvator Mundi' painting heads to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting, which recently sold for a record $450.3 million, will be exhibited at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi.<p>The museum, which opened its doors in a blaze of publicity last month, announced the exhibit in a short Instagram post and a series of tweets in English, …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' Is Likely a Gift From Saudi Arabia to the U.A.E.

The Leonardo da Vinci painting acquired for $450.3 million by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum—a gift from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter.<p>Saudi officials and the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Friday …

World News

Most Instagrammed cities of 2017

What is the point of traveling the world if you can't share it - or boast about it- with desk-bound friends back home? Instagram, the popular …

Saint Petersburg

Mystery Solved: Saudi Prince Is Buyer Of $450M DaVinci Painting

The mystery over who paid a record-breaking $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's painting <i>Salvator Mundi</i> at an auction last month appears to have been solved. It turns out it's Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.<p>That's according to U.S. intelligence officials who keep a close eye on the …

Culture