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Les Rencontres by France Muséums

Masterclass & Symposium

The 15 Jan 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
France Pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
France Muséums



During the Expo 2020 Dubai and as part of the Creative Fortnight organized by the French Pavilion, France Muséums sets up Les Rencontres, a day of discussion dedicated to the 'Museum of Tomorrow'. This day aims to consider the future of museums, the values they defend and their roles facing the major challenges of the 21st century and those to come.

The day begins with a collaborative masterclass in partnership with Chargeurs Museum Solutions, from 9am to 12pm. The masterclass provides participants with the opportunity to learn from case studies presented by internationally renowned experts, with whom they will be able to exchange views. The purpose of this experience-sharing session is to provide a platform for innovative ideas to emerge and new perspectives to be explored, which will later contribute to shaping the museum of the future.

The symposium is the highlight of the day, from 2PM to 6PM, bringing together influential international figures and experts, to offer a unique opportunity to discover innovative visions and pioneer projects. The first roundtable is dedicated to the challenges of sustainability for museums, while the second roundtable focuses on inclusivity, visitor experience and the role museums play in tackling societal issues. Laurence des Cars, President and Director of the musée du Louvre, and HE Mohamed Khalifa al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi will introduce these two roundtables. The Symposium is followed by a cocktail from 6PM to 8PM - an occasion of more festive discussions between professionnals.


The 15 Jan 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


France Pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai, Expo Road, Dubai South, Jebel Ali, Dubaï, Emirats Arabes Unis, Dubai United Arab Emirates


France Muséums

Practical information

All guests will be welcomed 30 minutes before each event.

A proof of identification can be requested to enter the event.

The France Pavilion is located in the Mobility District. Guests can access the event through the main entrance of the Pavilion.

A ticket to the Expo 2020 Dubai is required to access the France Pavilion. Be sure to get your ticket to the Expo beforehand. A green pass is also required to access the Expo.