On January 22nd, SITEM (Salon International des Techniques Muséographiques) hosted a round table at the MUMO, moderated by Lucie Avril, Operational Manager of the Friends of the MUMO.

Karine Hillaireau, General Delegate of the PSA Foundation, Veerle Dobbeleir, Head of the Collection, Frac Île-de-France and Christophe Poilane, Cultural and Territorial Action Advisor at the Territories and Publics Service were invited. They answered to the question: How the challenges of mobility are reflected in access to culture and what actions they have supported through the various innovative projects to which they have contributed, including the MUMO.

It was an opportunity to present the original concept of the MUMO and to testify to the results obtained. The MUMO, a free museum truck, presents works of contemporary art, on loan from the FRAC (Fonds régionaux d'art contemporain), to people who are far from culture. This museum on wheels travels to "white areas" where the cultural offer is rare or not very diversified. The passage of this museum truck is for these territories a lever to support the discovery of art.

Already more than 80,000 children in France and in 6 European and African countries have taken part in the cultural activities offered by the MUMO. 60% of them in France had never been to the Museum before.

The PSA Foundation has been supporting MUMO since its launch in 2011. We are proud to have contributed to this innovation, which consists in proposing a programme of support and mediation around contemporary art, supported by artistic creation workshops for children. The openings organized by the MUMO to present the children's works to their parents allow adults to discover contemporary art.

The MUMO, Mobile Museum, guest of the SITEM exhibition
The MUMO, Mobile Museum, guest of the SITEM exhibition

Finally, the MUMO also offers training in contemporary art for local teachers or animators in order to enable local actors to continue the action initiated by the MUMO, after its visit to the municipalities that hosted it. Nearly 500 teachers and facilitators are trained each year.

The PSA Foundation, which has been a sponsor of MUMO since its creation in 2011, first supported the first MUMO, which travelled throughout France and Spain until 2015. Based on this first experience, the PSA Foundation has decided to continue its collaboration with MUMO 2 by providing exhibition spaces on its industrial sites in order to facilitate meetings with the inhabitants of these regions.

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