The Book of Hours of King François I joins Louvre collections thanks to crowdfunding campaign led by LVMH



Thanks to an exceptional response from 8,500 individual donors and active support from LVMH, the eighth “Tous Mécènes!” crowdfunding campaign successfully closed today as The Book of Hours of King François I joined the permanent collections of the Louvre.

The latest campaign in the “Tous Mécènes!” crowdfunding program proved the most successful since the operation was launched in 2010. The Louvre Museum raised 1.4 million euros, far exceeding the initial target of a million euros, enabling the return to France of The Book of Hours of King François I, which is now part of the museum’s permanent collections.

LVMH, which led the campaign with a donation of 5 million euros, actively supported the effort, which resulted in enthusiastic participation, enabling the Louvre to acquire this royal treasure, classified as a major national heritage piece.