Corona crisis causes the Louvre in Paris to lose 90 million euros – culture –


Few visitors were drawn to the Louvre in Paris in 2020

© The  Paris Louvre has seen a 72 percent drop in visitors in 2020. ©

 The  number of visitors fell from 9.6 million in 2019 to 2.7 million due to the six-month corona-related closure. Around 70 percent of them came from France, as the institution confirmed. ©

 The  Louvre is usually visited by an audience of 75 percent from non-European countries, most of them America and China.

Due to the travel restrictions as a result of the corona crisis, the proportion of foreign visitors in 2020 was limited to Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain and Italy. Most of the visitors were drawn to the large Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, which was on view until February 24, 2020. Because of the pandemic, the Louvre had to close on March 17th. Overall, the museum was closed for around six months in 2020, almost four months in spring and two months in winter.


 The  Weltmuseum, which is more than 50 percent self-financed, puts the resulting loss at 90 million euros. A part was covered by the state with 46 million euros. ©

 The  institution has also been organizing fundraising campaigns for several weeks. Originally, the Louvre should have reopened in early 2021. Due to the ongoing crisis, however, the cultural institutions in France are closed until further notice.

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