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Rabat : Morocco and France collaborate to provide museum trainings

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A partnership agreement, on training and scientific research in the museum field, was signed Thursday in Rabat, as part of the official visit to Morocco of the French delegation, led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

Signed by the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Françoise Nyssen, the President of the National Museums Foundation, Mehdi Qotbi, the Director of the French Institute of Morocco, Jean-Marc Berthon and the head of the National Heritage Institute, Philippe Barbat, this convention aims at «training the curators and technicians of museums on the theoretical and practical levels».

«The ultimate goal of this partnership is to make these museums attractive spaces for younger generations who need to be introduced to culture and arts,» said Qotbi.

In this context, the head of the National Foundation of Museums of Morocco welcomed the training put forward in Morocco including a Masters class in Museology created with Mohammed V. University.

For her part, Ms. Nyssen welcomed this signature which crowns «an exchange that has existed for years between Morocco and France in the museum field.»

This convention, which «focuses on teaching and scientific research in the field of art and creativity in museums, will also allow contemporary Moroccan artists to be known more in France", she said.

In addition, a letter of intent will be signed this Thursday in Rabat by Mrs Nyssen and Mr Qotbi, as a prelude to an exhibition entitled «The Mediterranean and Modern Art», the George Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, scheduled from 24 April to 27 August 2018 at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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