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  • The curator lay a moment, gasping for breath, taking stock.
  • On his hands and knees, the curator froze, turning his head slowly.
  • The albino drew a pistol from his coat and aimed the barrel through the bars, directly at the curator.
  • "I told you already," the curator stammered, kneeling defenseless on the floor of the gallery.
  • The curator felt a surge of adrenaline.
  • The man leveled his gun at the curator’s head.
  • The curator spoke his next words carefully.
  • When the curator had finished speaking, his assailant smiled smugly.
  • In an instant, the curator grasped the true horror of the situation.
  • The gun roared, and the curator felt a searing heat as the bullet lodged in his stomach.
  • The curator’s eyes flew open.
  • The curator looked down and saw the bullet hole in his white linen shirt.
  • Am I correct that you were scheduled to meet with the curator of the Louvre this evening?
  • The frightening image of the curator’s body remained locked in his mind.
  • Langdon could not help but feel a deep sense of loss at the curator’s death.
  • Tonight’s meeting had been one Langdon was very much looking forward to, and he was disappointed when the curator had not shown.
  • Again the image of the curator’s body flashed in his mind.
  • She said the curator had heard I would be lecturing in Paris this month and wanted to discuss something with me while I was here.
  • "Office of the curator," the captain said.
  • Apparently, the curator’s private office had become DCPJ’s makeshift command post for the evening.
  • That canvas was pulled from the wall by the curator.
  • The curator was attacked in his office, fled into the Grand Gallery, and activated the security gate by pulling that painting from the wall.
  • So the curator actually captured his attacker inside the Grand Gallery?
  • In the center of the light, like an insect under a microscope, the corpse of the curator lay naked on the parquet floor.
  • Langdon’s eyes traced the length of the curator’s pale arm to his left hand but saw nothing.
  • Uncertain, he circled the corpse and crouched down, now noting with surprise that the curator was clutching a large, felt-tipped marker.
  • Scrawled in luminescent handwriting, the curator’s final words glowed purple beside his corpse.
  • Langdon tried to imagine the curator’s final minutes trapped alone in the Grand Gallery, knowing he was about to die.
  • To Langdon’s amazement, a rudimentary circle glowed around the curator’s body.
  • In his final moments of life, the curator had stripped off his clothing and arranged his body in a clear image of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.
  • So it seems reasonable to conclude that the curator knew his attacker.
  • The rest rooms are back toward the curator’s office.
  • She apparently believed the curator had left her a cryptic postscript telling her to find Langdon.
  • You’re saying the curator knew your favorite piece of art?
  • Did you send one to the curator of the Paris Louvre?
  • Listening in on the curator, Teabing was certain the man’s eagerness to meet privately with Langdon could mean only one thing.
  • Yesterday afternoon, Silas had phoned the curator and posed as a distraught priest.
  • The curator leapt into action.
  • The chapel curator lives there.
  • Mr. Langdon, considering what you’ve done for me tonight, and as curator of the Rosslyn Trust, I can tell you for certain that the Grail is no longer here.
  • Louvre Museum, Paris 10:46 P.M. Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Grand Gallery.
  • The curator’s true identity, along with the identities of his three sénéchaux, was almost as sacred as the ancient secret they protected.
  • As a veteran of la Guerre d’Algérie, the curator had witnessed this horribly drawnout death before.
  • He and the revered curator Jacques Saunière had been slated to meet for drinks after Langdon’s lecture tonight, but Saunière had never shown up.
  • Not far away, inside Saunière’s office, Lieutenant Collet had returned to the Louvre and was huddled over an audio console set up on the curator’s enormous desk.
  • In Saunière’s case, the curator had received a dinner invitation to Château Villette to discuss the possibility of Teabing’s funding a new Da Vinci Wing at the Louvre.
  • COLBERT SOSTAQUE—Chairman of the Conseil Constitutionnel JEAN CHAFFÉE—Curator, Musée du Jeu de Paume EDOUARD DESROCHERS—Senior Archivist, Mitterrand Library JACQUES SAUNIÈRE—Curator, Musée du Louvre MICHEL BRETON—Head of DAS (French Intelligence) The agent pointed to the screen.
  • COLBERT SOSTAQUE—Chairman of the Conseil Constitutionnel JEAN CHAFFÉE—Curator, Musée du Jeu de Paume EDOUARD DESROCHERS—Senior Archivist, Mitterrand Library JACQUES SAUNIÈRE—Curator, Musée du Louvre MICHEL BRETON—Head of DAS (French Intelligence) The agent pointed to the screen.
  • Not only did Saunière have a personal passion for relics relating to fertility, goddess cults, Wicca, and the sacred feminine, but during his twenty-year tenure as curator, Saunière had helped the Louvre amass the largest collection of goddess art on earth—labrys axes from the priestesses’ oldest Greek shrine in Delphi, gold caducei wands, hundreds of Tjet ankhs resembling small standing angels, sistrum rattles used in ancient Egypt to dispel evil spirits, and an astonishing array of…

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  • She is the curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Museum was given up to Indian arts and manufactures, and anybody who sought wisdom could ask the Curator to explain.
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