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By Anne Distel

Once the Musees Nationaux de France started to arrange this exhibition, it turned obvious that it'd be tricky to hold via such an company satisfactorily with no the aid of an affiliate within the usa, the place such a lot of masterpieces of the Impressionist tuition 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 choice 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, specially the Louvre.

Accordingly, an contract was once labored out for a joint attempt to prevent festival for loans, mix the institutions' powers of persuasion, and doubtless facilitate issues of transportation and insurance.

We believe that those first steps in foreign cooperation open the right way to arresting or a minimum of attenuating the aggressive fight that exists among the good museums of the realm, a fight financially burdensome and unacceptable while practiced by way of associations that finally practice a similar cultural job.

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