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Bereft of visitors, the Louvre keeps busy with major refit and restorations – CNN

The Louvre may appear empty amid lockdown restrictions but, inside, a team of artisans is using the closures to carry out long-planned renovations.

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artsPublished 20th February 2021
As the world’s most visited museum awakens, escalators that once carried up to 40,000 pairs of feet a day loop quietly through the empty lobby.
Lockdown restrictions shuttered the Louvre in late October, leaving world-famous artworks like “Venus de Milo,” “Liberty Leading the People” and the “Mona Lisa” without their usual crowds of admirers.
But they’re not completely alone — the museum is making the most of the closures by carrying out long-planned renovations.

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