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The Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is an organization founded by France and 18 Arab countries to make the Arab world known by presenting its culture and values. Furthermore, France and Arabic countries have been working together, specifically in the fields of science and technology, in order to develop an exchange of knowledge between Europe and Arabic world.
The museum birth
The Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is also became a museum on on 2012 and it is located on the banks of Seine at 1 rue des Fossès, Saint-Bernard in the 5th district. It is a five minute walk from the Jussieu and Cardinal Lemoine metro stations. The architect Jean Nouvel created the building with the “brise soleil system” in mind. The building automatically opens, closes and regulates the amount of light and heat coming into the building. This climate-oriented strategy creates different light spaces, an effect often used in Islamic building projects.
Why should you visit the museum of Institut du monde Arabe?
The museum allows you to discover the Arab-Islamic world through hundreds of years of civilizations with different customs and practices. The museum spans four floors, starting from the top to the bottom, chronologically following historical periods. The museum sets out several objects as bronzes, ceramics, woodwork, textiles, scientific objects, illuminations, which will give you the chance to know areas rarely knew as ancient and medieval archeology, arts and crafts, ethnographic and contemporary art. During the course, thanks to an installation of sounds and images you will be brought to the heart of Arabic environment in a unique almost real experience. Every year additional exhibitions are organized displaying pieces, often unpublished, from Riyadh National Museum (Saudi Arabia), the National Museum of Bahrain, and the museums of Damascus, Aleppo, Latakia and Palmyra. Hurry there! The museum will be presenting an exhibition called “Osiris: Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries” until March 6th!
How to plan your visit?
The museum is opened from Tuesday to Sunday:Credits: Flickr
Tuesday : 10h00-18h00
Thursday : 10h00-18h00
Friday : 10h00-21h30
Saturday : 10h00-19h00
The Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris costs 8€ for standard entry, 6€ for job-seekers and groups larger than six people, and 4€ for people under 26 years old and non-European Union residents.
For more information and tickets link to the Institut du monde Arabe website.
Who should visit Institut du monde Arabe?
The visit is suggested mostly to couples, honeymooners even families considering the presence of recreational spaces as restaurant and café. If you are interested in Arabic culture and Islamic world, then the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is the place to visit to learn more about the culture and practices of these population that lately have unfortunately suffered a depp social crisis.
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