By Anne Distel
Once the Musees Nationaux de France started to arrange this exhibition, it grew to become obvious that it might be tricky to hold via such an company satisfactorily with out the aid of an affiliate within the usa, the place such a lot of masterpieces of the Impressionist university are to be came upon. the alternative of the Metropolitan Museum of paintings used to be the outcome not just of the scale and caliber of its selection of Impressionist works but additionally — and maybe extra importantly — of the shut and pleasant kin that experience lengthy existed among the Metropolitan and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux de France, in particular the Louvre.
Accordingly, an contract was once labored out for a joint attempt to prevent pageant for loans, mix the institutions' powers of persuasion, and doubtless facilitate concerns of transportation and insurance.
We believe that those first steps in foreign cooperation open tips to arresting or no less than attenuating the aggressive fight that exists among the nice museums of the realm, a fight financially burdensome and unacceptable whilst practiced through associations that eventually practice an identical cultural activity.
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