EUROPE & CIS: Matisse’s Danse goes maindeck with AF-KLM

Air France-KLM Cargo specially deployed one of its Boeing 747 combi aircraft to transport Danse – the worldrenowned painting by French artist Henri Matisse – from the Hermitage in St Petersburg to the Hermitage Amsterdam. The masterpiece – measuring 4.22 metres by 2.9 metres – is the central piece of the ‘Matisse to Malevich’ exhibition, […]


Air France-KLM Cargo specially deployed one of its Boeing 747 combi aircraft to transport Danse – the worldrenowned painting by French artist Henri Matisse – from the Hermitage in St Petersburg to the Hermitage Amsterdam. The masterpiece – measuring 4.22 metres by 2.9 metres – is the central piece of the ‘Matisse to Malevich’ exhibition, running at the Hermitage Amsterdam until 17 September 2010.

André Mulder, AF-KL Cargo vice president special cargo: “We have accumulated a wealth of experience when it comes to transporting artwork worldwide, but this still is a very special occasion. We are proud to ship this masterpiece from one the most famous museums in the world.”