The launching ceremony at the Kasbah and Museum des Oudayas in Rabat concluded the series of 13 launches that symbolically opened the doors to the Discover Islamic Art Virtual Museum in 13 countries all over Europe and the Mediterranean region. The crowded event was chaired by Mr. Abdelaziz Touri who on behalf of Minister Mohamed Achaari congratulated MWNF for having undertaken the initiative of creating this Virtual Museum on Islamic art in the Mediterranean. Mr. Touri also pointed out its importance for the educational sector and to promote tourism in the region. The audience included journalists from all national media and press agencies, members of the Diplomatic corps, representatives of numerous Moroccan museums as well as professional and academic organisations. After the ceremony the Ministry of Culture hosted a reception for all participants in the courtyard of the Museum, accompanied by a concert of traditional Moroccan museum. Before and after the event, about 150 participants had the possibility to view the catalogues published by MWNF in connection with the nine Exhibition Trails on Islamic Art in the Mediterranean and to order copies through the Moroccan partner publisher of the Consortium, Eddif.