Well I never.Skip wrote:The Louvre doesn't have an opinion; it is a repository.
Ah well, you probably live far enough from the French to trust them completely.Skip wrote:Its curatorial staff are not owners, but guardians.
The owner is France, and to make that kind of change, they would have to hold a referendum. I'm pretty sure most people would veto the moustache.
Well, that's the Mona Lisa sorted. What about all the other works in private hands? Lotsa ancient statues defaced by those crazy Christians, and Daesh isn't exactly replete with art lovers.Skip wrote:And even if they approved it, a dedicated curator would rather steal it, smuggle it out of the country and hide it in a cave in the Negev...
or set fire to it.