École du Louvre

Today, the Ecole du Louvre is more dedicated to this mission than ever. In tune with current needs, the school provides both cultural and professional preparation. It transmits the keys to our cultural heritage and, to those students who wish to make a living from this knowledge, the necessary training for their future careers.

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Founded in 1882, it has the status of a public administrative establishment under the Ministry of Culture.

A long time part of the Direction des musées de France, in 1981 the Ecole du Louvre joined the Réunion des musées nationaux. In 1998, it became a fully-fledged public administrative establishment, as are many other higher education establishments.


The Ecole du Louvre teaches courses in the history of art, archaeology, epigraphy, anthropology and museology. It offers students a cursus comprisingthree cycles with the award of a diploma, and a preparatory class for the competitive entry procedure for heritage curators.

It offers 3 cycles of studies (3 years of undergraduate studies, 2 years of graduate studies and 3 years of post-graduate studies) and a preparatory class for the conservateur du patrimoine competitive exam.


As a higher education establishment, the Ecole du Louvre participates in scientific research in the domain of the history of art through its third cycle courses.It also brings together every year, in the context of international conventions, of the Ecole du Louvre, professors and students from other French and foreign universities, to discuss multidisciplinary research topics in the history of art.


You can consult current internship offers on the cafeteria bulletin board and at the internship counter (to the left of the stairway leading to the amphitheatres). In 2011, you will be able to consult these offers on your private Extranet account.

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The increasing move towards an internationalisation of skills, has led the Ecole du Louvre to develop collaboration and exchange agreements with a number of universities, heritage centres and museums worldwide.The school offers exchange opportunities with several foreign institutions and universities, structured around joint courses and training programmes.Furthermore, the Ecole du Louvre encourages its students to extend their education by gaining experience abroad

Library services

For its students, cultural heritage professionals and the museum-going public, the Ecole du Louvre publishes several collections of specialised books, ranging from introductions to multidisciplinary research.

Medical services

The preventive medicine and health education service works toward avoiding health problems that might interfere with schooling. Students must undergo at least one preventive examination during the first three years of university study.

Student Life

Campus life

The school is located in Paris, within the Palais du Louvre.

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