Pap Ndiaye, new director general of the museum

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It is a specialist in the social history and minority of the United States who will lead the National Museum of Immigration History in Paris. Franco-Senegalese Pap Ndiaye, brother of the Prix Goncourt Marie Ndiaye, has been appointed general manager of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, which houses this museum. Pap Ndiaye will take office in March.

A committed intellectual, Pap Ndiaye, has devoted his research to the fight against racial discrimination and for greater equal opportunities. It was during his studies in the United States that this normal, who has studied history, discovered, he says, the “black world.” He is the author of a publication on Obama in Black America and collaborated in France with the Musée d’Orsay to provide his expertise for the exhibition The Black Model. This week, he just added another stone to his case by submitting a diversity report to the Paris Opera.

At the age of 55, the historian is preparing to take charge of the National Museum of Immigration History at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris. “It is a place for both knowledge and peaceful reflection on issues that in the hot news are often viewed in a polemical way and a little quickly,” he confirmed at France Inter.

Pap Ndiaye wants to make it a place of debate at universities and develop international exchanges with other institutions in the world to change views and mentalities in France and elsewhere.


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