Louvre asks public to fund prayer book’s return to France

Louvre Museum Director Jean-Luc Martinez, left, and LVMH Director of sponsorship Jean-Paul Claverie, stand by a prayer book (1532) that belongs to a private British collector, and which was once owned by the court of French King Francois I (1494-1547), during a crowdfunding campaign, at the Louvre museum, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. The Louvre museum hopes to bring back to France one of the French Renaissance’s most prized decorative art pieces. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)


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