Louvre Museum threatened
The Louvre, Source: Facebook. Photo: Guy N.Robinson
John Lichfield, Adam Withnall, Paris shuts Louvre museum to protect priceless artworks as flood waters rise, The Independent, 4 June 2016
Two of the world’s greatest art museums take emergency action to protect their collections as the level of the River Seine rises to a threatening level
The Musée d’Orsay, on the opposite bank of the river, also closed early on Thursday night as a precautionary measure.
The Louvre will remain closed on Friday to allow staff to evacuate tens of thousands of “reserve” paintings and sculptures in its underground store rooms.
See also: Centre for the Future of Museums, Futurist Friday: The Water Next Time, 3 June 2016. Check how well your museum’s emergency preparedness plan would deal with torrential rain, storm surges and rising tides.