Laurence de Carr is president of the Louvre Museum in Paris
Laurence de Carr, incoming president of the Louvre in Paris, was chosen, marking the first time that a woman has assumed responsibility for the famous art museum in the French capital.
Laurence de Carr will succeed Jean-Luc Martinez in September, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. According to the statement, de Carr was president of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris for 4 years.
The statement added that President Emmanuel Macron had appointed her the next director of the Louvre, based on the proposal of the Minister of Culture, Roselyn Bachelo-Narkin.
And the Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world, and it houses many famous works, including the world-famous "Mona Lisa".
Martinez has been presiding over the museum since the spring of 2013.