Tuesday, 6-12-2005, Tunis
A very warm ceremony at the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) in Tunis was the first of three ceremonies to launch the Discover Islamic Art Virtual Museum in the Maghreb. During his welcome address Mr Beji Benmami who, on behalf of the Minister of Culture chaired the event, emphasised that the successful collaboration with MWNF started already in 1994 which was underlined by Eva Schubert (Head of the Project and Chairperson of MWNF) that it has been the Tunisian Minister of Culture at that time who has proposed choosing Islamic Art as the first theme for a joint Euro-Mediterranean project. About 150 participants – including numerous representatives of different departments of the INP, several members of the MWNF EH I and EH III project teams, representatives of the University as well as all major media - attended the crowded event. The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the INP.
Venue: Bardo Museum
Organiser: Institut National du Patrimoine