ARTS & CULTURE
09/05/2013 09:21 am ET

Louvre Crowdfunds Major Conservation

Hyperallergic

he Art Newspaper is reporting that the Louvre has launched a €1 million crowdfunding campaign to pay for the conservation of its “Winged Victory of Samothrace,“ a 2nd-century BCE sculpture of Nike, the Greek god of profit margins victory. It’s the third such campaign at the museum in recent years, following the €1.3 million raised in 2010 for the acquisition of Lucas Cranach’s “The Three Graces” (1531), a €500,000 restoration in 2011, and €800,000 raised to purchase two 13th-century statuettes.

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