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History of the Louvre
The Louvre, in Paris, France, is one of the largest museums in the world. It has almost 275,000 works of art, which are displayed in over 140 exhibition rooms. The Louvre contains some of the most famous works of art in the history of the world including Q1 the Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci and the Venus de Milo by Michelangelo.
The Louvre is ordinarily celebrated for its vast collection of artwork, and also it Q2 has a long and interesting history as a building. It was originally a fort built by King Phillip sometime around 1200 A.D. In the 1300s, it became a royal residence for Charles V, who had it renovated to accommodate his lavish taste. While Q3 he did have his own collection of art there, everything was dispersed when he died.
This majestic building remained empty until 1527, when Francois I decided then Q4 he wanted it for his private residence. Francois I was a collector of early Italian Renaissance art when he moved into the Louvre, and already owned the Mona Lisa, as well as paintings by Titian and Raphael. Q5 However, he would not move into the Louvre until it was completely renovated and made even more efficient Q6 than being Q7 during the reign of Charles V.
 Unfortunately, Francois I died before the work was completed, but they Q8 continued until the death of the head architect.  After the passing of both the King and his architect, several generations of French royalty lived in the sprawling palace until Louis XIV, the last of the monarchs to call the Louvre home, left in 1682.  The art collection grew from about 200 paintings to about 2,500 works of art from 1643 to 1715. Q9  It was a hub of creativity and elites, Q10 until the public began to be admitted in 1749.  The Louvre, however, was far from abandoned.  For about 30 years after Louis XIV’s death in 1715, the Louvre became the home of assorted artists and intellectuals. Q11
Q12 Napoleon plundered art from all over the world and added it to the Louvre’s collection. He also hired laborers to construct several wings to accommodate his ballooning collection. After Napoleon’s demise, the original owners reclaimed much of the plundered artwork.
During the last 100 years, art academies have been established at the Louvre, and some of the artwork has been moved by Q13 specialized museums. Changes are continually being made to the Louvre, although it Q14 remains a marvelous place to visit and viewing some of Q15 the most glorious works of art of all time.