Musée du Louvre in Paris

A technical control desk to keep the museum running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Located in one of the oldest private mansions in the Marais district, this museum dedicated to the history of Paris has completed its transformation, a major overhaul that began in 2016 and focused on the functional, technical and architectural aspects of the premises.

As part of its Heritage offering and in partnership with Cartel Collections (a museography specialist), Artelia supported the client throughout the project.


The Louvre is one of the most important museums in the world. It covers almost 250,000 m2 of floor space, including 70,000 m2 of museum space, much of it in listed historic buildings. It also has 86,000 m2 of green spaces open to the public. It houses 33,000 works of art and welcomes nearly 8 million visitors every year. More than 1,600 people work there every day, including 1,300 security guards.

Artelia has been monitoring and maintaining this vast complex of buildings and technical installations (low and high voltage, lighting, air conditioning, smoke extraction, water detection, etc.) in operational condition since 1992, when the pyramid was built and the museum redeveloped. Our teams handle around 33,000 work orders a year and have managed over 1.6 million alarms in the last few years. Over the years, they have also implemented performance indicators, operating support tools, daily maintenance monitoring and recurrence alerts to help reduce breakdowns and optimise the museum’s safety, functionality and maintenance budgets.