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France Names Jean-Luc Martinez as New Chief of Louvre

The Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, got a new chief today as France appointed Jean-Luc Martinez to replace Henri Loyrette, in the post since 2001.

Martinez, who starts April 15, runs the museum’s Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities department -- one of eight Louvre departments which together display a total of some 35,000 works. The announcement was made by the French Culture Ministry.