Visit of the Ethiopian authorities of culture and tourism to Paris and Lyon from August 26th to 31st
The Directorate of Imperial Palaces (directly attached to the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office) and the Authority in charge of Heritage Conservation (attached to the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism) met at the end of August with numerous French cultural and academic institutions in Paris and Lyon: The Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles, National Monument Agency, National Museum Agency, National Heritage Institute, Chartes National School, School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, University Paris Sciences and letters, Museum of Confluences, National Library – Orient and Eastern Collections, Manuscripts Department and The museum of Mankind.
For decades, French researchers specializing in Ethiopia and Greater Lyon have been working closely with these two partner institutions and have built remarkable bonds of trust in the landscape of bilateral cooperation in Ethiopia.
This favorable context gives a real political resonance to cooperation in the field of heritage, in a country whose cultural density, historical depth and potential in terms of tourism development are a first-rate asset.
Ethiopia and France consider culture and heritage both as common goods that must be accessible to the greatest number of their citizens, as a source of tourist attraction and economic development.
These meetings enabled fruitful exchanges on future cooperation in the field of archives, museography and cultural engineering.