DEPARTMENT OF GREEK, ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES
The Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities is one of the Louvre’s eight historic departments. The crown started acquiring ancient art objects from said cultures as early as the 16th century, gradually adding to the stunning collection that is housed in the museum today. The department had hardly been changed since it was founded, until a major renovation was initiated in 2018. Following the completion of a project in the department’s “Parthenon” and “Olympia” rooms that year, MUEVO was called anew, this time to assist with the refurbishment of the entire department. The implementation of the museography for the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities was a unique experience. In this project, MUEVO developed and constructed more than 75 display cases and multiple support systems. The challenge that MUEVO’s design team had to address on this instance was the need for all showcases and podiums to distribute their total weight, including the contained exhibits, evenly –a paramount prerequisite given the building’s characteristics and the floor’s permissible weight load.