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The MMFA and the Louvre Museum are joining together to amplify the social role of museums

The MMFA is pleased to launch the cooperation project Le musée fait école (The Museum as Educator). Supported by the Canada-France Agreement and France’s Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with France’s Department of Public Policy of the Directorate General of Heritage, this mission – the second to date – allows the MMFA and its partners (Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, Louvre Museum, Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario) to work together to redefine new models for museums of the 21st century.

Two years after the Musées du XXIe siècle (Museums of the 21st Century) mission, the MMFA, the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre Museum, along with many Canadian partners, are advancing thought on the social role of museums in the areas of education and innovation. Through a series of tours, workshops and residencies, Le Musée fait école will allow teams from Canadian and French institutions to share innovative practices in education and cultural mediation in order to bring concrete creative solutions to current issues.

From left to right: Patricia Boyer, Educational Programs Officer – Families and Schools, MMFA; Linda Goossens, Educational Programs Officer – Volunteer Guides, MMFA; Benjamin Simon, Deputy Head of the Cultural Mediation Department, Centre Pompidou; Gildas Landot, Research Officer with the Public Development Service, Centre Pompidou; Virginie Mathurin, Art and Cultural Education Officer, Directorate General of Heritage, Ministry of Culture, France; Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA; Thomas Bastien, Director of Education and Wellness, MMFA; Nathalie Steffen, Head of the Workshops and Visiting Lectures Department, Louvre Museum; and Laura Solaro, Training Design and Programming Officer, Louvre Museum. Montreal, November 11, 2019. Photo: MMFA, Christine Guest.