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- Published on Friday, 05 July 2013 17:04
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BARDO (TAP) - French President François Hollande visited on Friday the Bardo National Museum.
He was briefed about the different components of the museum, home for a wide variety of archaeological pieces, including mosaics and sculptures dating back to the Roman and Paleochristian times in particular.
Accompanied by Mrs.Valérie Trierweiler, Hollande toured some rooms of the museum such as the Paleochristian Room, the Music Room and the Treasure Room.
He took particular interest in the newly restord Carthage Room which reopened its doors on Thursday.
These restoration works are the fruit of a framework agreement signed in November 2009 between the Louvre Museum, the National Heritage Institute and the Bardo Museum.
They fall in line with a five-year scientific co-operation programme, which provides for training youth, exchange of skills and restoration of sculptures.
Culture Minister Mehdi Mabrouk, Deputy President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mehrezia Laabidi, Women and Family Affairs Minister Sihem Badi as well as Bardo Museum Director Soumaya Gharsallah-Hizem escorted the French President on his visit to the Bardo Museum.
Hollande annotated the visitors' book at the end of his visit.
France's Ambassador to Tunis François Gouyette, Chair of the Arab World Institute Jack Lang, Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë and Director of the Louvre Jean-Luc Martinez toured the museum with Mr. Hollande.