Good news for fans of Etruscan antiquities. The Louvre has announced plans to create a chrornological display of the Etruscan and Roman antiquities department. The projected date for finishing this project is 2012. In addition, the Sphinx court will undergo renovations. An Islamic department (newly created in 2003) will be expanded. The Visconti court with a new glass roof designed by Mario Bellini and Rudy Riciotti will be inaugurated in 2010.
A new entrance is also planned which will eventually allow groups to enter by the Charle V hall. This should help with congestion at the Pyramid entrance.
The Louvre has a new contributor for renovation and explansion projects – The United Arab Emirates. In 2012, a Louvre museum will be opening in Abu Dhabi.