Art Saved in Notre Dame Fire Will Be Relocated to Paris' Louvre Museum

April 18, 2019

Photo by AP Photo/Peter Kramer

Several pieces of priceless art that were mostly spared by the devastating fire at Notre Dame this week are being relocated to Paris' Louvre museum for restoration and safekeeping. France's cultural minister, Franck Reister, told reporters Tuesday that the cathedral's "most precious treasures" have been saved and will eventually be restored after first being relocated to a City Hall storeroom. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo also tweeted video of artworks being hauled into a van for their move. Meanwhile, Vulture notes that Notre Dame's crown of thorns, great organ, and tunic of St. Louis are all confirmed safe, as well as the famous stained-glass windows in the main cathedral.