Henri Loyrette has been extended for another three years. Loyrette, 57, has been head of the museum since 2001 and came to his current position from the Musée d'Orsay where he served as director from 1994-2001. A specialist in nineteenth century French painting and drawing, he has pushed the Louvre’s collection of contemporary art forward by commissioning works by living artists including Cy Twombly and Anselm Kiefer. Loyrette will also be looking over the building of the Louvre-Lens branch, opening in 2012, and the construction of museum’s branch in Abu Dhabi.The contact for the Louvres director and president
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