Saudi antiquities to be exhibited at the Louvre in 2010

April 27, 2008

A collection of Saudi antiquities will be exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris in the summer of 2010.

Secretary-General of the Supreme Tourism Commission (SCT) Prince Sultan bin Salman and Louvre Director Henri Loyrette signed an agreement on the exhibit in Riyadh today.

The Louvre previously mounted an exhibit of Islamic artifacts at the Saudi Arabian National Museum in Riyadh. At the opening of the exhibit in March 2006, Former French President Jacques Chirac suggested the possibility of holding a Saudi exhibit in Paris, and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz endorsed the idea.