Orsay Museum in Paris prepares to receive its visitors


In the Musée d’Orsay in the French capital, Paris, workers were hanging an invaluable painting by French painter Renoir in preparation for the museum’s reopening after six months of not receiving any visitors due to restrictions imposed to confront the Covid-19 epidemic.

The painting was one of several artifacts in the museum that were put in storage during the closing period to protect it from the influence of dust and sunlight, and it is now preparing to display it again when the museum opens its doors on Wednesday.

Lawrence de Carr, director of the museum, said: We opened the ticket office a few days ago and it seems that the public is really eager to return and visit the museum, our mission is to welcome the public and give them in the best possible way direct contact with the artworks after all these months of dealing with computers and screens.

A painting cautiously hung by workers depicting a girl holding a cat was painted by artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1887.

The French government closed museums and other cultural places at the end of last October to curb the spread of the epidemic, and now allows those places to reopen their doors after HIV infection rates began to decline, but restrictions are still imposed.


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