Keyword: Musée du Quai Branly

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.

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