The iconic gothic church has been closed since a devastating fire in 2019.
The killing happened amid controversial trials of suspected accomplices in the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris headquarters in 2015.
As protesters take to the streets to oppose President Macron’s proposed retirement reforms, a number of art institutions have partially or fully closed.
The Arc de Triomphe was vandalized and had one of its sculpture’s smashed by protesters while cars burned outside the Jeu de Paume and Orangerie.
Emmanuel Macron’s decision is a gesture of goodwill, but these objects comprise just 0.5 percent of the objects requested for restitution by the West African country.
The proposed guidelines would bristle the French art world, but they could also endear the French president to the African countries he’s trying to build stronger economic partnerships with.
The rightwing politician launches his mandate with a focus on popular culture and public broadcast corporations, but French culture leaders and diplomats worry his appointment was an empty political move by Macron.
Emmanuel Macron appointed a Senegalese economist and French art historian to study the repatriation of African artifacts held in museum collections in France.
In a speech in Burkina Faso, Emmanuel Macron bemoaned the fact that so much of Africa’s cultural patrimony is held by European collectors and museums.