The Artworks of UNESCO

UNESCO has established, since its creation in Paris, a notable and diverse collection of artworks, including those of Picasso, Miró, Arp, Appel, Afro, Matta, Calder, Chillida, Giacometti, Moore, Tamayo, Soto, Vasarely, Cruz-Diez and many more, and now boasts over 500 works.  This collection has continued to expand over the years, thanks to the generosity of Member States, who wished to enrich and highlight the Headquarters of the Organisation while respecting the capacities and constraints of its architectural surroundings.


The UNESCO Headquarters currently possess the richest artistic heritage among the United Nations bodies.  The works currently exhibited in the UNESCO buildings bear witness to the richness of artistic diversity in the world, which stretches out over more than 6000 years of history.