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Why donate?

In addition to a state subsidy and its own revenue, the Ecole du Louvre seeks support from sponsors to help fund its development and the realisation of specific projects.


Sponsorship means donating either money, objects or skills. If the recipient is eligible to tax-deductible sponsorship, donating entitles donors to certain tax advantages.

A donating company can also benefit from compensation in the form of communications and public relations. However, compensations cannot exceed 25% of the total amount of the donation.

In terms of private sponsorship, compensations are strictly limited and symbolic.

The Ministry of Culture’s sponsorship mission
This website offers a thorough legal, technical and fiscal documentation on sponsorship in France and its latest news.

The Ecole du Louvre and its unique model of transmission

Art works are at the centre of the Ecole du Louvre’s education model. Theoretical lessons are supplemented by supervised exercises in museums, monuments and sites. Schooling, as well as student life, are led and enriched by constant visits to art works and collections. This proximity encourages students and external students to cultivate a permanent curiosity and adopt an encyclopaedic and critical outlook on the world, its representations and its images.

The Ecole du Louvre is the only art history institution to provide undergraduate education – the first cycle – based on a general art history course which offers a knowledge foundation without chronological or topographical limits. The school combines this common core with specialist classes covering 31 archaeology, art history and anthropology subjects. They are supplemented by courses in creative techniques, iconography, epigraphy and modern languages.

The second cycle tackles museology in all its forms, introduces students to research relating to heritage and museum issues and strives to professionalise students. Those who wish to do so can delve deeper into research in the third cycle.

Studying art works and objects, whatever their origins, is an essential condition and consequence  of the desire to understand the cultures they represent and express. At the heart of its teaching, the Ecole du Louvre advocates dialogue and respect for cultures and its testimonies.

The Ecole du Louvre is a school driven by passion. It is passionate about its teaching team, mainly made up of museum and heritage professionals; passionate about its researchers who uncover the unexplored; passionate about its students who embark on a path of excellence and high standards; and finally, passionate about its external students who keep growing every year and are in search of knowledge, meaning and beauty.

Three sponsorship avenues

Discover the three possible sponsorship avenues.

For years, the École du Louvre has established itself as a key player in the study, preservation and transmission of heritage. In this day and age, in a context combining climate change and conflicts which threaten the testimonies of the history of humanity, globalisation and technological advances, the school must renew itself to provide the means to future generations of actively contributing to the preservation of heritage.

The school's ambition is to be an international reference not only in terms of training and research but also in terms of openness and accessibility for all.

Being an institution of excellence also means ensuring that no selected student abandons their course due to economic or social difficulties, that everyone can choose international mobility in accordance with their career path and that current students can, under the right study conditions, become the professionals of tomorrow in and for a community which is open to the world.

Only sponsorship and support from partners will make it possible for the school to achieve these objectives; only the sustainable financial help will make them last over time.

As a school of excellence which trains a large number of professionals from museums, heritage, art market and the art world, the Ecole du Louvre responds each year to a growing demand for candidates.

Difficulties can arise when young people are forced to devote a significant part of their time to activities other than their studies:

  • Significant journeys
  • Salaried activities or “small student jobs”

However, it is clear that some of them face economic challenges (notably scholarship holders and those whose families live in distant regions or abroad). They force them to live far from the centre of Paris, because of the high cost of renting studios and rooms in the capital, and/or to work, most often part-time and sometimes even full-time, to compensate for a lack of income. Housing difficulties, invasive salaried activities, remoteness, economic precariousness, poor housing, altered student life, and a lack of tranquillity to study are all situations which widen inequalities between students, depending on their geographical origin and family resources. The creation of The Student House attempts to provide concrete solutions adapted to everyone.

This project, unprecedented in the history of the establishment, benefited from a unique opportunity offered by the CRSD (Roman Congregation of Saint Dominic). The CRSD, which owns a college student centre, kindly agreed to rent the premises to the Ecole du Louvre under exceptional conditions.

It then required input from a wide range of people to find help, support, and organise the building, carry out its renovation works, its furnishing and the installation of all the tools necessary for the proper functioning of a common student house. This is why the Ecole du Louvre called on all stakeholders in its field in the broadest sense - alumni, as well as art, crafts, heritage, art market, contemporary art, architecture, building, design, decorative arts, culture and creation professionals for help and support. The Student House opened in September 2021. It is a house which is in constant development and which was able to accommodate around 50 students for the 2022-2023 school year.

Everything you need to know about the Student House.

"From one generation to the next, encourage the transmission of cultural heritage conservation values and support the training of future world heritage defenders."

Created in 2020, the purpose of the École du Louvre Endowment Fund is to support and develop, on a long-term and sustainable basis, any action of general interest relating to the preservation, knowledge and transmission of art history and heritage: teaching of excellence, research, training, conservation and enhancement in particular.

To ensure that today's students can become tomorrow's recognised professionals in a community that is open to the world, the aim of the Endowment Fund is to help the École du Louvre create better conditions for study, strengthen the excellence of its students through an international outlook and significantly develop equality of opportunity.

The École du Louvre Endowment Fund is a non-profit legal entity established under private law for an unlimited period. Its resources are invested ethically, as decided by its Board of Directors, in such a way as to always respect its mission of general interest. It invests primarily to support:

  • Pupils through grants for living and mobility,
  • Young researchers through research grants and the funding of ambitious programmes,
  • Teachers and the general public, through the development of innovative digital teaching methods.

Everything you need to know about École du Louvre endowment fund. 

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The advantages of becoming a sponsor

Tax choices

Sponsorship donations are eligible, for individual donors, for a tax reduction in income tax according to article 200 of the General Tax Code (i.e. 66% of the donation, within the annual limit of 20% of the taxable income).

For companies, sponsorship donations are eligible for a tax reduction under the conditions set out in article 238bis of the General Tax Code (i.e. 60%, according to the limits established by the aforementioned article).

The compensations must be symbolic and cannot exceed the value of 25% of the amount of the donation, and the value of 69 euros in absolute terms for individuals.


A tailored partnership for sponsors (companies, foundations, etc.)

This sponsorship combines the image of the Ecole du Louvre and that of its sponsor or partner. Having a unique education system, based on access to art works and multiple partnerships, the Ecole du Louvre also offers its sponsors tailored relationships which they define together.

Communication and image:

You can associate your name with the institution in print and digital publications:

  • On online course programmes aimed at 1,800 students and 12,000 external students across France.
  • Mention of the sponsor in the annual activity reports.
  • Dedicated reporting.


Events and public relations:

  • Meeting speakers, students and researchers, particularly if there are scholarship holders present during the time the sponsorship lasts.
  • Conferences, seminars or other proposals which the school and the sponsor define together.
  • And other collaborations they set up together.


Maureen Le Clerc

In charge of business development and fundraising

[email protected]

01 55 35 18 16