Air France Cargo-Klm Cargo Flies World-Famous Matisse Painting To The Netherlands
Friday 2, April 2010
On Monday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flew Dance (Danse) – the world-renowned painting by French artist Henri Matisse – from the Hermitage in St Petersburg to the Hermitage Amsterdam, where it can be viewed up to and including 9 May. The enormous painting is the central piece of the ‘Matisse to Malevich’ exhibition, running at the Hermitage Amsterdam until 17 September 2010.
Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo has accumulated a wealth of experience when it comes to transporting special cargo.
From St Petersburg, the painting was supervised by various Dutch and Russian guests including Ernst Veen, curator of the Hermitage Amsterdam. The group also included international journalists and camera crews.
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