By Anne Distel

Once the Musees Nationaux de France started to set up this exhibition, it grew to become obvious that it'd be tough to hold via such an firm satisfactorily with no the aid of an affiliate within the usa, the place such a lot of masterpieces of the Impressionist college are to be stumbled on. the alternative of the Metropolitan Museum of artwork was once the outcome not just of the scale and caliber of its choice of Impressionist works but additionally — and maybe extra importantly — of the shut and pleasant family that experience lengthy existed among the Metropolitan and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux de France, particularly 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 consider that those first steps in foreign cooperation open find out how to arresting or not less than attenuating the aggressive fight that exists among the good museums of the area, a fight financially burdensome and unacceptable whilst practiced by way of associations that finally practice an analogous cultural job.

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