Keyword: Musée d'Orsay

US couple bequeath 350m-euro art collection to Musée d'Orsay

Spencer Hays and his wife Marlene, both aged 80, are to leave the Paris museum the inheritance of a collection of some 600 artworks, including by Matisse, Modigliani and Degas, and on Saturday received the Légion d'Honneur in the company of President François Hollande.

The cronyism behind top French culture posts

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The musée d'Orsay in central Paris. The musée d'Orsay in central Paris.

Recent nominations to plum public posts in cultural institutions in France illustrate a system of cronyism and jobs-for-the-boys which President François Hollande had, at the time of his election four years ago, promised to end. Laurent Mauduit reports on the favours and backscratching at the heights of some of France’s most prestigious museums.

Top museum lifts photo ban in wake of French culture minister’s Instagram gaffe

People complained museum had one rule for public and one rule for ministers after Fleur Pellerin posted image of French masterpiece online.

France's Musée d'Orsay to open art exhibition in China

Nineteenth century paintings from France, including 87 works by French Naturalists, to go on display at new Shanghai art museum.