CHICAGO -- Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has hired Christie’s Appraisals to appraise the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Orr said the request came from creditors and that the city does not plan to sell the art but that it’s a necessary part of the restructuring plan. It’s one of a series of asset appraisals the city is conducting, including of its general aviation airport, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and its parking system, Orr said in a statement.

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