Critics said the video challenged the idea of white cultural supremacy, for example by showing black dancers gyrating in front of The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon, a giant 19th-Century painting executed by Jacques-Louis David.
In 2018, the French formed the largest visitor group (2.5 million), followed by Americans (nearly 1.5 million) and Chinese (nearly 1m).
The recent demonstrations by "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests), angry at fuel tax rises and other economic hardships, only forced the Louvre to close for one day, Saturday 8 December.
Mr Martinez said improvements costing nearly €60m (£54m; $68m) meant the Louvre could cope better with the crowds of visitors. It has new ticket counters, a new luggage storeroom and new facilities for group tours.
This autumn the Louvre will host a major exhibition celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
According to a survey by The Art Newspaper, in 2017 the world's most-visited art museums were: the Louvre (8.1m), followed by Beijing's National Museum of China (8m), the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (6.7m), the Vatican Museums (6.4m) and the British Museum in London (5.9m).