Paris, France: In an effort to promote heritage as a vital element of cultural diversity and emphasize the best practices to take care of the preservation and development of heritage, Ateliers d’Art de France in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, embassies, cities and ministries of partner countries, and associations will host the 24th Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel that takes place on October 25 – 28, 2018 at Carrousel du Louvre in the city of Paris.
This 2018 carries the theme “European Heritage, Common Heritage”, as it fosters dialogue between cultures, citizens and European countries through recognizing the cultural heritage. The event brings together a variety of heritage professionals in an opportunity to share their expertise and experiences on heritage protection.
Established around 25 years ago, the International Cultural Heritage Fair has developed to become the leading heritage event in Europe. From its conception, it has innately upheld itself as a much attended fair by the industry’s game changers – passionate professionals from the field of Cultural heritage preservation.
A Gathering of Heritage Professionals
The annual event has attracted thousands of keen visitors who attend to discover the immense passion and professionalism shown by its participants and exhibitors.
Through the many lively conferences, roundtables and with support from speakers, the fair presents an opportunity for communication exchange amongst visitors and professionals.
Both French and global exhibitors come to impart the excellence and the singularity of their specific skills and to meet with enthusiastic and qualified visitors. Their support seeks to stimulate the cultural appeal of both the French and European heritage.
The event has bloomed to become one of the much-awaited events in the culture and heritage sector. The areas of interest include education, organizations, fine crafts, press and publishing, and service. These businesses who have played a huge part in boosting France’s cultural and heritage.
By attending the International Cultural Heritage Fair, the Ministry of Culture affirms its commitment to the preservation and dissemination to the public of the national and European heritage. Participation in several events at the show will be an opportunity to announce the variety of services of the Ministry of Culture and its General Directorate of Heritage.
About Ateliers d’Art de France
The mission of Ateliers d’Art de France is to bring to light the vital role and responsibility of arts in our society. It aims to bring together over 6,000 professionals
on the national level. It intends to represent and protect professional artists and contributes to the economic development of the sector, in France and abroad.
For this, Ateliers d’Art de France:
- Commits to the professional structuring of the crafts. In 2014, the official recognition of the crafts in the Law Crafts, Trade and TPE as an economic sector in its own right had laid the first milestone. Since then, Ateliers d’Art de France continues its fight and is today the ambassador in the creation of a professional branch of the arts.
- Promote crafts and their creations, through the organization, international trade fairs and events (such as MAISON&OBJET*, Revelations at the Grand Palais or Salon International Cultural Heritage) and the animation of a network of 6 places of sale in Paris and in the region, including EMPREINTES, plus large concept store of European crafts and 1st platform
- Invests in the cultural influence of the crafts, mainly through the creation of Editions Ateliers d’Art de France and the organization of the International Film Festival on Trades
Art. Federation, debater and firm defender of the workshops, heritage and creation service, Ateliers d’Art de France is a place of exchange of professionals of the crafts with the
institutions, the public authorities, and society.
European Year of Cultural Heritage
The International Cultural Heritage Fair is an important part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage as it seeks to convey the following:
– Promoting heritage as a central element of cultural diversity
– Valuing best practices to ensure the conservation and enhancement of heritage
– Foster dialogue between cultures, citizens and European countries through the recognition of a common cultural heritage.
The Salon will be the last major public and professional event of this European Heritage Year: a great way to end this intense cultural and heritage journey.
Attending the 24th Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel is Mohamed Dekkak, the Chairman and Founder of Adgeco. A firm believer and supporter of events that highlight the importance and appreciation of art, culture, and heritage, Mohamed continues to extend his support. He recently leads a team of volunteers in organizing a travel and cultural event entitled, “International Festival of Ibn Battuta”, held last November 2017 in the quaint city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco.