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ORBÁN ATTENDS UNVEILING OF NEWLY PURCHASED RENOIR PAINTING

 

A painting by Auguste Renoir was unveiled in presence of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the new complex of the National Restoration and Storage Centre (OMRRK) in Budapest. The Female Nude Lying was recently purchased by the Hungarian state for the Budapest Fine Arts Museum, Orbán said. The OMRRK is part of the Liget Project, a new museum quarter in City Park. A facility like OMRRK has never existed here before, László Baán, director of the Fine Arts Museum and the National Gallery, said at the event. The storage centre that contains tens of thousands of artefacts from three museums is among the world’s top facilities in terms of its size and quality, he said. The Renoir was purchased for 12.3 million dollars and will be on display in the Fine Arts Museum from May 24.