There are about 35,000 pieces of artwork on display at the Louvre Museum and with the exception of Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, you probably won’t remember all the pieces you see. Not to mention, there is no way you’ll see all 35,000 pieces in one visit.
So, how do you remember the famous and not so famous paintings, sculptures and pottery works?
Simply modify my travel tip about photographing street signs and take pictures of the plaque describing the work. At the time of publication, you can still take pictures WITHOUT flash in the Louvre.
I try to follow a strict protocol of photographing the plaque first and then the artwork that way when I return from my trip I know exactly which plaque goes with which art work.
This tip of course would work in any museum that allows photography.