HRH Princess Lalla Meryem inaugurated, on Tuesday October 15th 2014, in Paris, the exhibition "Medieval Morocco: An Empire from Africa to Spain", organized by the Louvre Museum, in partnership with the National Foundation for Museums.
Upon her arrival at the Louvre Museum, Her Royal Highness was welcomed by the French Minister of culture Mrs. Fleur Pellerin.
After introducing to Her Royal Highness the Ambassadors of lending and donating countries, HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, accompanied by several personalities, visited the different stands of the exhibition, held under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI and the French President Mr. François Hollande.
This travelling exhibition, which will be open to the public from Oct. 17th, 2014 to Jan. 19th, 2015, at the Louvre Museum, and at the Rabat Mohammed VI Museum, form March 2nd to June 1st, 2015, is an unprecedented event meant to promote culture as an engine for development, knowledge sharing and bringing closer peoples and nations.
It exposes over 300 works of art reflecting what Morocco has achieved during the Almoravid, Almohad and Marinid dynasties in the fields of architecture, pottery, textile, calligraphy and books. The event displays also scientific and technical inventions and their impact on European Renaissance. Moreover, it is characterized by the diversity and the singularity of what is exposed, as some of those masterpieces come out from Morocco for the first time.
This far-reaching event coincides with the Contemporary Morocco Exhibition which was inaugurated, on the same day, at the Arab World Institute by HRH Princess Lalla Meryem and the French President Mr. François Hollande.