With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish

Thibault Camus

A worker transports the painting called ‘Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias y Leiva’ by Spanish painter El Greco, in the Louvre museum, in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Though empty corridors and vacant galleries are a grim sight for frustrated art-lovers, they are a golden opportunity to do works of renovation, refurbishment and re-ordering that were simply not possible with the around 10 million visitors per year.