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This article highlights the cultural, economic, historical, and political criteria that influence the current international policy of the Pompidou Center, particularly a new interest in non-Western art in Arabic-speaking countries. It focuses on works produced by Moroccan artists that are part of the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art - Centre Pompidou in Paris. It includes a brief introduction to some key milestones in Moroccan art history that help contextualize the research project.

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Sirine Abdelhedi is a world councilor for Africa and the Middle East within the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA). Having completed academic degrees in Cultural mediation (Paris 8 University), Cultural Studies (Paris 1 – Pantheon Sorbonne University) and Communication (High Institute of Arts and Crafts in Sfax, Tunisia) as well as having worked with different cultural organizations and consulting agencies, she brings diverse skills in project management, international relations and partnerships to the cultural field with an expertise in contemporary art and museums. In parallel with her professional work, she has developed a research agenda focused on the non-western artistic presence (with emphasis on artists from the Arab world) in the art history of the 20th century and has lectured at various international scientific meetings on such topics.