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The Louvre will train refugees as museum tour guides.

The Louvre will train refugees as museum guides in the latest project inspired by an award-winning Berlin program called Multaka, or “meeting point” in Arabic.

The Paris museum’s Islamic art department is in discussions about the proposed initiative with Alwaleed Philanthropies, the foundation of billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed Bin Talal, which gave the museum an undisclosed sum of money to redesign its Islamic art galleries. The galleries reopened on Tuesday, and now include a new temporary exhibition space, more immersive displays, and multimedia labels.

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