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German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel meets Cameron over EU budget

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 2:06am

Souvenir promotion

A souvenir umbrella can be yours if you present standard, full-price admission tickets to the following three exhibitions: 'Marvellous Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci', 'Act Live - Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2010' at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and 'Touching Art: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement' at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Paris 1730-1930: A Taste for China

Features 170 exhibits of Chinese porcelain, lacquer, bronzes, furniture, drawings, prints and paintings bought by Parisian collectors in the 18th to 20th centuries, from the collections of Musee Guimet, the Louvre Museum, Musee d'Orsay and the Centre Pompidou; including Francois Boucher's 1742 oil painting The Chinese Garden and a pair of lion candelabras in enamel with gilt bronze (left).

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Mapping the way

IF ANYONE CAN drag that mammoth of a cultural beast - the 213-year-old Louvre - into the 21st century, it's Henri Loyrette. Described by a contemporary as someone 'formed in France's greatest curatorial traditions, but at the same time deeply practical', the 54-year-old is that rare hybrid of the old and the new.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Louvre the big winner from book

The Da Vinci Code has been a marketing boon for the Louvre Museum. Last year, a record 7.5 million visited the museum, and that number is not likely to decrease. No doubt, president and director Henri Loyrette is basking in the added attention.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Louvre gifts go on show at HKU art gallery

The Louvre Museum in Paris has given Hong Kong the world - two of them, in fact.

The museum yesterday presented the University of Hong Kong's art gallery with two copies of cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli's Marly Globes, originally a gift to King Louis XIV in the 17th century.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

ESC sequences

Store Wars - may the farm be with you

This is very funny. How could it not be with Obiwan Cannoli, Princess Lettuce, Chew Broccoli, Darth Tater and others? The voice is quite close to that of the late Alec Guinness. Parody at its best. www.storewars.org/flash/index.html.

13 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Like any other metropolis, Hong Kong has its own brand of wackiness. Long queues for Hello Kitty toys at fast-food restaurants and mob scenes at sales centres for new flats demonstrate that. Although most of these stories make for funny reads in the newspaper, a group of artists has decided to go one step further - doing a show that pays homage to the 'eccentricity' of Hong Kong.

25 May 2001 - 12:00am

Casting off old masters

A curious exhibition opened at Central Plaza yesterday. It consists of a collection of copies and reproductions, which sounds exactly like the sort of thing Hong Kong has been good at churning out for years.

8 May 1997 - 12:00am

European tour leaves no time for the Louvre

NEARLY everyone we meet these days seems to be dashing off on one of these package tours of Europe.

No cocktail party or elegant dinner is complete without a tale or two about the cultural delights of London, Paris, Brussels and all stations onwards to Madrid.

11 May 1994 - 12:00am

Time waits for no one

WITH the summer exodus well under way, spare a thought for one young woman just back in town from a package tour of Europe. She was heard moaning to friends: ''Our European holiday was so rushed that we hardly had time to go to the Louvre.'' (At least, weassume the place she was referring to is spelt like that.)

16 Jun 1993 - 12:00am