- Title: U.S. couple donate art worth $380 million to Paris museum
- Date: 22nd October 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 22, 2016) (AGENCY POOL) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, LEADING AMERICAN COUPLE, MARLENE AND SPENCER HAYS, TO THE PODIUM HOLLANDE LEADING THE HAYS TO THE PODIUM / COUPLE GREETING OFFICIALS AND SITTING DOWN THE HAYS SEATED NEXT TO FRENCH CULTURE MINISTER, AUDREY AZOULAY THE HAYS SIGNING PAPER HOLLANDE CLAPPING HOLLANDE, AZOULAY AND OTHER OFFICIALS CLAPPING (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, SAYING: "This day is very important for your family, important for France and important for culture. This day is an exceptional testimony of friendship between the United States and France." HOLLANDE ADDRESSING THE AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, SAYING: "Throughout life, you have collected an extraordinary collection of more than 300 works comprising paintings, pastels, sculptures and objects of art." HOLLANDE SPEAKING DETAIL OF ART WORK IN THE HALL HOLLANDE WALKING TO THE SPENCERS AND GREETING THEM / OFFICIALS BRINGING AWARDS HOLLANDE PRESENTING MARLENE AND SPENCER HAYS WITH LEGION OF HONOUR AWARD HOLLANDE PRESENTING A BOUQUET TO THE HAYS
- Embargoed: 6th November 2016 20:10
- Keywords: Musee d'Orsay museum art collection Legion of honour American couple Marlene and Spencer Hays
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Reuters ID: LVA00155369FR
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- Story Text:An American couple have donated their enormous collection of art, said to be worth nearly 350 million euros ($380 million) to a Paris museum.
French President Francois Hollande presented Marlene and Spencer Hays with the country's highest civilian award, the Legion of Honour, at a ceremony on Saturday (October 22).
The collection comprises nearly 600 works dating from the second half of the 19th century to the first half of the ninth century, the French culture ministry said.
It will be transferred to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris in three stages, the ministry said.
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