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Crowds photographing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, Paris

Three Famous French-ish Mothers in Art History

If you scrolled through social media over the weekend, you can’t have missed that last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Or at least, over in the US (and most other countries) it was (here in the UK we celebrate… Read More

Nike of Samothrace, statue at the Louvre

Introducing Nike: Greek Goddess of Victory

In Ancient Greek mythology, Nike was the Goddess who personified Victory.  Personifications weren’t rare in Greek religion. For example, Arete was the Goddess of excellence and virtue, and Aeltheia was the spirit of truth. Sister of Kratos (Stregth),… Read More

Roman Copy of a 5th century Greek statue

Learning About Ancient Greek Athletes from a Roman Statue

The Daidoumenos of Vaison is a Roman marble statue of an ancient Greek athlete. Found at Vaison, a Roman town in Southern France, this beautiful piece is at the British Museum (because the Louvre refused to buy it… Read More

Getting a Glimpse of Ancient Greek Society from a Drinking Vase

Greek vases are wonderful tools we can use to understand gender roles, rules of social behaviour and practices of real life. Here, we ‘read’ the scene of a drinking vase to get a glimpse of ancient Greek society.

Love Hunt: Cupid – Beauty and the Beast.

Our final Love Hunt Blog before Valentine’s Day is all about its chubby little mascot: Cupid. Check out the whole series here, here and here! However our little cherub has a much more storied past, before he was… Read More

Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers

Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers Today for our third Love Hunt blog we have a very special object. The oldest and most mysterious object on our Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers. Possibly the oldest porn in… Read More

Love Hunt: The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus

Thetis and Peleus – Wedding of the Ages  Welcome to our second Love Hunt blog (see the first here). Read up on the sauciest stories from antiquity and get yourselves some bonus points! Welcome to the tale of… Read More

Lens on the Louvre, Part Deux

This is either the last or the penultimate post in the Louvre Photo Series. It’s been a pleasure to ponder what images to use for the imminent THATLou website. 

When to book your Louvre Tickets

Before you can begin treasure hunting through the Louvre’s amazing collection, you first have to get inside! The museum has a charge to enter and it is much easier, and much faster to book online in advance, to… Read More

Guess That Museum: Famous Museums Featured in Films and Music Videos

By Halle Trang It might come as no surprise to you that museums are very popular locations to film in. Some of the greatest museum halls in London and Paris act as great backdrops for action scenes, and… Read More

Five Ways of Getting Louvre Tickets When Everything is Sold Out

By Masha Voyles Everything is ready for your trip, bags packed, itinerary all planned out. And then you realize…you haven’t bought your tickets to the Louvre, and everything is sold out! In the high season this is often… Read More

Why Your Kids Hate Museums: The Missing Ingredient from Your Family Day Out

We get it. Kids don’t always love museums. You’ve tried your best, we know. The day begins well, with the whole family excited for a trip to the museum. Maybe your kids last an hour. A little more,… Read More