UNESCO is proud to support the European Night of Museums for the 8th consecutive year, and give its patronage to this event taking place on Saturday, 21 May 2016. In opening the doors to its Headquarters in Paris, this year UNESCO will give the public the opportunity to discover the temporary exhibition entitled “Art for Peace,” a broad collection of contemporary works serving as a cultural crossroads between China and Europe.
This event is also an occasion to discover, or rediscover, the modern architecture of the Organization’s Headquarters – designed by Marcel Breuer, Luigi Nervi and Bernard Zehrfuss – and a part of its rich art collection, including works by Picasso, Miró, Calder, Erró, Giacometti, Chillida, Moore and Noguchi, among many others.
Following the recent attacks perpetrated against culture across the world, UNESCO reaffirms with even more conviction the importance of museums as a place for dialogue, mutual understanding and common values. The European Night of Museums, at UNESCO and in more than 3500 museums across Europe, will give people the opportunity to discover the beauty and diversity of cultural heritage worldwide.
Visits will take place from 8pm until midnight (last admissions), at 7 place de Fontenoy (exit at 125 Avenue de Suffren). Free entry; no prior booking required.