Cécile Giroire, new director of the Antiquities department at the Louvre
Cécile Giroire has been appointed director of the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities at the Louvre Museum by the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot. Born in 1971, a graduate of the Louvre School and Paris-Sorbonne University, Cécile Giroire began her career in the Coptic section of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. She succeeds, for a renewable three-year term, Françoise Gaultier, of whom she was the deputy since 2016.
Unesco removes Liverpool from its World Heritage list
Unesco decided, Tuesday, July 20, to downgrade Liverpool and remove it from the list of World Heritage sites, where it had appeared since 2004. The reason given by the international organization is an overdevelopment affecting the authenticity of this site. port in the north-west of England, emblematic of the industrial era. The British government said to itself “Extremely disappointed” by this decision. Liverpool is thus the third site to suffer this fate, after the sanctuary of the Arabian oryx in Oman, in 2007, and the Elbe valley in Dresden (Germany) in 2009.
Death of Françoise Arnoul, the “Nini” of “French Cancan”
Post-war star and star of the famous French Cancan by Jean Renoir, the actress died Tuesday at the age of 90. Born in June 1931 in Constantine, Algeria, Françoise Arnoul started her career at the age of 17 and was considered a « sex-symbol » from the 1950s. She will tour in particular with Henri Verneuil or Julien Duvivier before being supplanted by Brigitte Bardot and abandoned by the New Wave.