Former Louvre President Arrested in Artifact Trafficking Case

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
Author: 
John Kennamer
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On May 25, 2022, French authorities arrested Jean-Luc Martinez in connection with an investigation into illicit art trafficking.[1] Martinez currently serves as France’s ambassador for international cooperation on heritage. He previously served as the director and president of the Louvre Museum in Paris from 2013 to 2021.



[1]     Lawson-Tancred, Former Louvre Director Jean-Luc Martinez Has Been Charged With Money Laundering Over Ties to Alleged Antiquities Trafficking Ring, ArtNet, May 26, 2022, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/jean-luc-martinez-money-laundering-charges-2121837.