Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage

THE ART NEWSPAPER | David D’Arcy:

François Hollande, the president of France, denounced the destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage in a speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday night. Standing at the Met’s Temple of Dendur in its Egyptian galleries on 20 September, Hollande also announced the formation of a $100m fund from private and public donors to combat terrorist attacks on cultural sites and “protect the resources of humanity.”… Read more

Image: French president François Hollande, denounced the destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage during a speech at the Met’s Temple of Dendur on 20 September (Image: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Don Pollard)

 

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