On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the Institut du monde arabe opens its doors and collections to all. An exceptional weekend to discover Arab culture.

institut du monde arabe

A rich culture

Permanent collections, conferences, guided tours, workshops, events… A program rich in activities to discover the Arab culture. The Institut du monde arabe opens its doors to make you travel to regions that are currently inaccessible – Yemen, Syria, the Sahara –, and others about to open their borders again to travelers such as Morocco and Tunisia . At the end of the course, we can celebrate our regained freedom to music around the feast table. The museum of the Arab World Institute presents a remarkable collection of coins, for the first time revealed to the public. It consists exclusively of dinars, gold coins, minted in the Arab-Muslim world between the 8th and 19th centuries. To discover, nearly 1100 pieces, including many rare, even unique mintings, which tell the complex history of the civilization of Islam

Program :

Saturday September 17 11 a.m.

– Conference I The bee, heritage of humanity Meet in front of the ground floor locker room at 10:45 a.m. Discover the hives of the Institut du monde arabe around an exceptional conference on « The bee, world heritage of humanity ». Can we imagine what the heritage of humanity owes them ? At the end of the conference, you will be invited to taste IMA honey. More informations 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

– Workshop I Kheops Meeting in front of the cloakroom on the ground floor Go back in time and create your own hieroglyph! Each participant will carve a sign on a slab of earth, then put it together with those of their teammates to form a written wall fragment. More informations 3 p.m.

– Visit-conference| Historic Arab Paris Meet in front of the downstairs cloakroom This visit-conference in the 5th arrondissement allows us to take the measure of the privileged links between the Arab world and France.

Institut du monde arabe

1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris

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