Rabat - Former Ambassador of Norway Ase Danielsen and President of the National Museum Fondation Mehdi Qotbi have signed Tuesday in Oslo, an act of donation in Oslo to return a Moroccan artifact to the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) a Moroccan Artefact.
Rabat – Former Ambassador of Norway Ase Danielsen and President of the National Museum Fondation Mehdi Qotbi have signed Tuesday in Oslo, an act of donation in Oslo to return a Moroccan artifact to the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) a Moroccan Artefact.
The event, which took place Tuesday in the presence of the ambassador of Morocco to the Kingdom of Norway, Lamia Radi, and several diplomatic and cultural personalities, is a part of Qotbi’s two-day visit during whichhe had meetings with many museum directors and officials in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture.
The artifact is a piece of fabric with historic embroidery that a former ambassador of Norway bought in Morocco in the 1980s.
Aware of its historical value in Morocco’s heritage, Danielson chose to return it to its place of origin and thus enrich the collection at the Mohammed VI Museum.
“This initiative aims to encourage the collection of the authentic heritage of the kingdom, to highlight the creative dimension enjoyed by the Moroccan craftsman, to strengthen the cultural relations between the two countries and to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of culture and conservation of material heritage,” said Danielson.
Qotbi noted that Norwegian officials in cultural and diplomatic fields want to establish a fruitful cooperation with the museum in the service of civilized dialogue between the two countries.
“This visit, at the invitation of the Government of Norway and in cooperation between the Embassy of Morocco in Oslo and the Norwegian Embassy in Rabat, aims to raise awareness of the kingdom’s Mediterranean dimension and to examine ways to strengthen and enrich the museum experience of both countries, ” he said.