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BIOGRAPHY - Henri Loyrette, Director, Louvre  
1 June 2006

Henri Loyrette has been the President and Director of the Musée du Louvre since April 2001. Conservateur Général du Patrimoine since 1975, Loyrette is a highly respected art historian of 19th-century French art. Prior to his appointment at the Louvre, Loyrette served as Director of the Musée d’Orsay from 1994 to 2001, and Curator at the Musée d’Orsay from 1978 to 1999. With a master’s degree in history, Loyrette was a scholar at the French Academy in Rome from 1975 to 1977. A member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts since 1997, Loyrette is also a trustee of the Société de l’Histoire de l’Art Français and Cité de la Musique. Loyrette was born on May 31, 1952 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

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