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UP Museums honoured by visit from a French Delegation

Posted on July 20, 2018

The Ambassador of France to South Africa, His Excellency Christophe Farnaud, the French Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Mr. Nicolas Hulot and his wife Mrs Florence Hulot, as well as a number of other French dignitaries were welcomed to the UP Museums in the Old Arts Building by Prof. Theo van Wyk, the Head of Department of UP Arts.  On Friday 13 July, the tour presented by the public engagement officer, Nicole Hoffmann took the French delegation on an exciting cultural engagement of the famed Mapungubwe Gold Collection, then completed their visit with a viewing of the Letsopa, African Ceramics gallery. Furthermore, the UP Museums were honourably mentioned in Minister’s speech on the occasion of the Bastille Day celebrations of the French Ambassador’s Residence in Pretoria.  Bastille Day is the French National Day (also known as Quartorze juillet) celebrated on the 14 July 2018. It is appropriate to share the UP Museum’s honoured visit also following the great four-goal victory of France in taking the World Cup 2018. The UP Museums felt it appropriate to share their recent special visit as France celebrations continue and the tournament memories live on.

- Author Nicole Hoffmann
Published by Nicole Hoffmann

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