The museum is inaugurating new rooms dedicated to Objects d’art from the 18th century
Eni is providing support for the restoration of new rooms at the Louvre dedicated to objects d’art from the 18th century, and in particular the Cabinet Scientifique, a room dedicated to the display of scientific instruments used during the period of Louis XVI, a collection of 120 objects that trace a century.
This project is part of the second partnership agreement reached in 2012 between Eni and the Louvre, in which the company takes on the title of the museum’s Mécène Exceptionnel for significant cultural initiatives in both Italy and France, a country of considerable strategic importance for the company. It is a continuation of Eni’s commitment as Mécène Principal of the Louvre’s big exhibitions, which in 2008 promoted the Mantegna (1431-1506) exhibition, the first retrospective in France of the celebrated Italian artist, the Titan, Tintoretto, Veronese...rivalry in Venice show in 2009, Imagined antiquity: Innovation and resistance in the 18th century in 2010, and, finally, Raphael, the last years in 2012.
Thanks to this multi-year agreement, over the years Eni has exhibited masterpieces from the Louvre in Milan.