- New Department of Islamic Art : The newest department of the Louvre. In Paris, the Louvre boasts one of the world's finest collections in the field of Islamic Art, brilliantly illustrating the world of Islam's culture from Spain to India, spanning the seventh to the late eighteenth century. The all-new galleries devoted to Islamic Art will house 2,000 objects. From 22nd September 2012 to 31st December 2014. Louvre Museum (8ème). Closed on Tuesday.