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The bronze sculpture 'The Thinker' (Le Penseur) by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) in front of the Hotel Biron housing the Musee Rodin in Paris.
06/11/2015 - France

Paris’ Rodin museum reopens after three years

The Paris’ historic Rodin museum reopens its doors to the public next week after three years of renovation works and whopping 16 million euro budget.

Paris Museum of Humankind re-opens after 6-year revamp
21/10/2015 - Culture in France

Paris Museum of Humankind re-opens after 6-year revamp

RFI's Rosslyn Hyams takes us inside the just re-opened Musée de l'Homme or Museum of Mankind in Paris. It had been closed for six years.
A gallery of busts from the 19th century at the Museum of Mankind (Musee de l'Homme) in Paris, 14 October 2015.
16/10/2015 - France

Paris’ Museum of Mankind reopens after a 6-year closure

The Paris’ Museum of Mankind will reopen to the public this weekend after a six-year closure and 92 million-euro renovation.

'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
One of the carriages on the impressionist train
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Impressionist train to carry tourists to Monet's Normandy garden

Art lovers visiting France can now take "impressionist trains" to Claude Monet's former home in Normandy thanks to a service launched by the SNCF rail network this weekend.

French press review 20 March 2015

French press in wave of reactions to the deadly terrorist attack in Tunisia.

Inside the Musée d'Orsay in Paris
19/03/2015 - France

Musée d'Orsay drops photo ban after culture minister snaps Bonnard

The Musee d'Orsay has dropped its ban on visitors taking photos of artworks after France's culture minister openly flouted the restriction on Monday, sparking criticism.


French press review 19 March 2015

Given this morning's top story, it is perhaps unsurprising that there is one story dominating the French papers this morning, that of the attacks in Tunisia.

Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.