Musée d'Orsay: Now on

Now on

Extramural lecture

Laurence des Cars, Director of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, compares the different ways in which the National Gallery and the Musée d'Orsay present 19th-century painting within their collections.
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