An undisputable jewel of world heritage, the Edmond de Rothschild Collection in the Louvre museum is a lasting tribute to France’s National Museums from the descendants of our illustrious ancestor.
Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934) was a passionate but discerning patron of the arts. Throughout his life he accumulated exceptional works of art comprising drawings, fine prints and engravings, manuscripts and rare books, some dating to as early as the fourteenth century. His expertise and dedication allowed for the emergence of one of the largest collections of graphic art in the world. The collection was eventually entrusted to the Louvre museum, the most natural choice for its permanent home. As a centre of excellence for scholars and art historians, the museum continues today to underpin the worldwide reputation of the collection, especially by organizing international exhibitions.
Support for the arts is vital to the transmission of knowledge, and lies at the very heart of our commitment to philanthropy. Up until today, these values continue to link us with the Louvre.
We wish you a very happy new year, which we hope will be filled with knowledge and sharing.
Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild.