The French Ambassador in Portugal, Florence Mangin, gave the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters to Miguel Honrado, Metropolitana’s Executive Director, for being “a remarkable representative of the world of culture and a great friend of France“. The ceremony took place this morning in the halls of the French Embassy Residence in Lisbon.
The Order of Arts and Letters is one of the highest decorations of the French Republic and is meant to reward people who distinguish themselves by their artistic or literary creation, and also those who contribute to the influence and development of arts and letters in France and in the world.
Throughout his brilliant career, in which he has held numerous national and international cultural responsibilities, Miguel Honrado has always demonstrated a very high level of demand. He has been a valuable partner in many Franco-Portuguese cooperation projects, in sectors as diverse as classical music, film, theater and dance, where his perfect command of the French language has always been a determining factor.
With this award, France wanted to honor a man of exceptional culture who perfectly embodies the creative dialogue that unites our two countries.
This ceremony was also attended, besides personalities from the artistic world, by Isabel Corte-Real, Cultural Counselor of the Portuguese Embassy in Paris, João Costa, Assistant Secretary of State and of Education, and Antonieta Ferreira, President of the General Assembly of the Ministry of Education.
There are three degrees in this order: Knight, Officer, and Commander.