Louvre considers moving the Mona Lisa

This article was first published by W Magazine.

The Louvre is eyeing a new home for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. According to a new report, the museum’s crown jewel is at the center of renovation plans aimed at quelling “disappointment” over the artwork’s crowded viewing experience.

“We don’t welcome visitors very well in this room, so we feel we’re not doing our job properly,” Laurence des Cars, director of the Louvre, explained. “Moving the Mona Lisa to a separate room could put an end to public disappointment.” de Cars also mentioned that the renovation would allow guests to have a more pleasurable viewing experience with the other works that are kept near the Mona Lisa, like Veronese’s The Wedding Feast at Cana, which she says is obscured by selfie poles.