The Ministry of Culture and Communication is present at the 16th edition of the International Exhibition of Cultural Heritage, held from 4 to 7 November 2010 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, around the theme of «Mediterranean Heritage».

On this occasion, the Ministry will present on its stand arranged by the agency of architects Freaks freearchitects, winner of the latest promotion of young architects and landscape artists' albums, some of her actions and priorities in each of her cultural fields.

From archives to archaeology, from monuments to museums to architecture, heritage is a plural wealth. The Ministry will exhibit the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem), dedicated to the dialogue between the two shores of the Mediterranean, which will spearhead a revitalized heritage, scientific and cultural network from 2013, the Department of Underwater and Underwater Archaeological Research (DRASSM), or the plan for the ancient heritage set up in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, intended for the conservation and valorization of major sites such as the Théâtre antique d'Orange, etc.

The International Exhibition of Cultural Heritage is also an opportunity to promote art masters, whose official title was created at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Communication in 1994. Owners of ancestral techniques and know-how now combined with the most innovative technologies, the Masters of Art are professionals of excellence. They constitute an exceptional heritage that the Ministry of Culture and Communication intends to preserve and value.

Thus, six Masters of Art will present their creations on the stand of the Ministry, during the Salon: Roland Daraspe, goldsmith, Pierre Gaucher, ironworker, Jean Girel, ceramicist, Françoise Hoffmann, textile feutrière, Eric Sanson, marqueter and Pietro Seminelli, textile designer, art of the fold.

The Centre des monuments nationaux presents on its stand, the collections of Editions du patrimoine; among the novelties is the book dedicated to the 11th centenary of the Abbey of Cluny and the one dedicated to the exhibition currently underway at the Conciergerie, "Monuments, stars of the 7th art". Major sponsorship operations are also highlighted, as well as new projects to support.

The Department also announces the publication on its website, “Security of Cultural Property. From the prevention of theft to the restitution of the stolen object”; this information guide for public and private owners will allow each citizen to contribute to the preservation and vitality of heritage consciousness.