Former Orsay Head: Free Admission Is Dangerous

“President Nicolas Sarkozy’s idea of abolishing entrance fees for French museums is dangerous, said Francoise Cachin, former head of the Musee d’Orsay and of the country’s state-run museums. ‘He has not weighed the consequences of free admission, and will regret it if he goes ahead,’ Cachin said in an interview in Paris. ‘There will be a huge gap that the state will either have to fill directly or by renting out works in exchange for cash.””