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The Walters Art Museum and the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

BALTIMORE, MD.- The Walters Art Museum announced a signed memorandum of cooperation with the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, Germany. An official delegation from Hildesheim, one of the oldest and most popular cities in Northern Germany, visited Baltimore to participate in a series of meetings at the Walters July 29 through Aug. 1. The talks culminated in the Mayor and Director of the City of Hildesheim Kurt Machens and Walters Director Gary Vikan signing an agreement that includes: exhibition exchanges; professional development opportunities for museum employees, including staff exchanges; the long-term loans of art; and discussions of museum best practices. “The Walters is pleased to participate in this cultural exchange with the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum,” said Vikan. “I believe that there is much to be learned from our museum colleagues around the world. This agreement will benefit