25 years of Arab creativity

Founded at the beginning of the 1980s by France and a group of 18 Arab states wanting to foster better relations between Europe and the Arab world and promote Arab culture and civilisation in Europe, the Institut du monde arabe, or Arab World Institute, moved into its present building next to the Seine in central Paris in 1987. Since then, this landmark building, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, has become a familiar part of the cityscape, and the Institut itself has become widely known as a result of its exhibitions, cultural events, publications and other activities. Read More

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