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Protection of The Wedding Feast at Cana at the Louvre Museum

26 Mar 2019 Lp Art News

The Louvre Museum is undertaking significant renovation works in the exhibition room the most visited in the world : where the Joconde is exposed.

The Joconde itself is protected under a specific glassbox. However facing the Joconde, the museum’s biggest painting is on display : “The Wedding Feast at Cana” painting by Veronese and which measures over 10  meters by 7 !

As the painting cannot be transported out of the room, the Louvre asked LP Art to take care of its protection.

Operations took place when the museum was closed to public : after 7pm on Monday, all night long, Tuesday (normal closing day of the museum) all day and all night and finished Wednesday morning before 9 am when public was admitted back in the exhibition room.

3 teams of 8 art handlers where on board in order to keep this tight schedule. Frame was dismantled, and a giant wooden protection was built around it in order to keep it safe during all the renovation woks which will take place in the following months.

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