The restoration of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, began in September 2013, was concluded last summer when the statue was redisplayed on the monumental Daru staircase.
The project (here the details) was in itself very interesting for its successful use of crowdfunding: out of the 4 million Euros needed, 1 million had been donated by individual donors, over a period of three months, through the ad hoc platform Tous mécènes! (which is now still in use for other crowdfunding campaigns by the Louvre).
This week, it has been announced a new fantastic exhibition on this statue, detailing the new data emerged from the project: it will be open until June, and it really looks like a must go!
Here the exhibition website, which includes a lot of interesting contents on the history of the Nike and the most recent studies. It is worth noting how all the participants in the crowdsourcing campaign are recognised: it is great that the Louvre is leading the way also in acknowledging all its publics, since unfortunately many crowdfunding campaigns do not recognise public involvement as a worth-to-be-remembered contribution.