A Historian Laurence des Cars becomes the 1st female president of Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest museum in Paris in 228 years. Laurence was appointed as the 1st female president of Musée du Louvre by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

54 years old is currently heading the Musée d’Orsay, the Paris landmark museum which is dedicated to 19th-century art. On 1st September 2021, she will replace the current president, Jean-Luc Martinez, who had been heading the Orsay museum for the past 8 years.