Laurence des Cars to head Louvre, first woman boss in its history

During her four years at the Orsay, the 54-year old art historian has taken a stance on some controversial topics. She was instrumental in the French government’s decision to hand back a Gustav Klimt painting, ‘Roses,’ to the heirs of its previous owner Nora Stiasny. The Nazis had stolen it from her in Vienna in 1938

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