The Ministry of Culture and Communication, announces the list of sixteen exhibitions that have received the label of national interest for the year 2011.

The label «exhibition of national interest» rewards each year the events, organized by the museums of France, the most remarkable for their scientific quality, their efforts in cultural mediation and their openness to a wide public. The 16 exhibitions selected in 2011 are:

From Turner to Monet, the discovery of Brittany by landscape designers in the 19th century
Quimper, Museum of Fine Arts, 1er April 2011 – August 31, 2011

Richelieu to Richelieu - Architecture and decoration of a disappeared castle

Tours, Fine Arts Museum, March 12, 2011 – June 13, 2011
Orléans, Fine Arts Museum, March 12, 2011 – June 13, 2011
Richelieu, Municipal Museum, March 12, 2011 – June 13, 2011

Rites and men. Symbolic practices of the Celts, Iberians and Greeks in Provence, Languedoc and Catalonia
Lattes, Lattara Archaeological Site – Henri Prades Museum, 9 July 2011 – 8 January 2012

Odilon Redon – Prince of Dreams 1840 – 1916
Montpellier, Fabre Museum, 7 July 2011 – 16 October 2011

Louis Boilly (1761-1845)
Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 4 November 2011 – 6 February 2012

Adolph Wölfli Universe
Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille Metropole museum of modern art, contemporary art and art brut, 9 April 2011 – 3 July 2011

Viking Russia, towards another Normandy? Novgorod and Northern Russia, Scandinavian migrations in the late Middle Ages (8th-15th Centuries)
Caen, Normandy Museum, 25 June 2011 – 31 October 2011

The Theatre of Passions (1697-1759): Cleopatra, Medea, Iphigenia
Nantes, Fine Arts Museum, 11 February 2011 – 22 May 2011

Bonnard and the Canet in the light of the Mediterranean
Le Cannet, Bonnard Museum, June 25, 2011 – September 25, 2011

The genius of the East. The modern West and the arts of Islam
Lyon, Fine Arts Museum, 2 April 2011 – 4 July 2011

The Europe of Spirits or the fascination of the occult (1750-1950)
Strasbourg, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 8 October 2011 – 12 February 2012

Six feet underground... 3000 years ago: archaeology in the Landes de Gascogne
Sabres, Marquèze ecomuseum, June 2, 2011 – November 30, 2011

Poussin-Moïse. From drawing to tapestry
Bordeaux, Museum of Fine Arts, 30 June 2011 – 27 September 2011

Making and Making Known, History of Manufrance 1885-1985
Saint-Etienne, Museum of Art and Industry, 14 May 2011 – 27 February 2012

The journey of Monsieur de Lapérouse
Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Natural History Museum, November 13, 2010 – October 30, 2011

These exhibitions contribute to the policy of disseminating and expanding the audiences of museums in France. Each museum receives an exceptional grant of 10,000 to 50,000 euros from the Ministry of Culture and Communication.