News Recap: September 5, 2014

Fortnightly recap of art world news. 

Long-term Renovations for The Louvre
“This September, work is due to start on the space below the iconic pyramid entrance, designed by I.M. Pei, which will be completely refurbished. As Martinex points out in the interview, when the pyramid was inaugurated as the flagship of the “Grand Louvre” project in 1993, the institution welcomed three million visitors a year. Ten million of them now flock to the museum every year, and the number could rise to 12 million by 2025.” —Coline Milliard
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

Photogrammar: Yale University’s Interactive Database for Depression-Era Photographs
"[T]hanks to a new project known as Photogrammar from Yale University, viewers will have a much easier time exploring the photographs. There's a map that displays the images by county and another that shows where each picture was taken and by which photographer. There's also an interactive that allows viewers to sort the photos by theme (e.g. "war" or "religion") and then browse from there. Other tools are still in the works.” —Rebecca J. Rosen
Read the full story (The Atlantic)

Proposed Law in The Philippines Could Be Trouble for Street Photographers
“Similar to a bill passed by Hungary earlier this year, House Bill 4807, or the ‘Protection against Personal Intrusion Act,’ attempts to define and establish boundaries around the invasion of privacy.” —Gannon Burgett
Read the full story (PetaPixel)