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Arab World Institute reopens its doors today

Closed for several months due to the coronavirus and the health emergency in France, the Institut du Monde Arabe announced its reopening today.

An expected return

Lovers of Arab and Islamic art are going to be delighted! Following the announcement of the reopening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum last week, it is now the turn of the Arab World Institute to open its doors to visitors once again. If you are in Paris, you can revel in these masterpieces of Islamic art today. On July 3 and 4, the IMA will even offer a free guided tour with every ticket purchase from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.



The institute offers visitors and lovers of art and history the opportunity to enjoy its permanent collections, which range from the Ancient period to the present day. From collections specially dedicated to ancient Islamic art to collections specific to modern and contemporary art, there is no doubt that a visit to the museum will delight art lovers and admirers of Islamic civilization.

The IMA also offers its visitors the opportunity to discover its world-renowned bookstore or to admire the French capital from its panoramic terrace, which offers a breathtaking view of the Lutecian city.

Like any public place, the reopening of the establishment is framed by strict sanitary measures in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Online reservations, social distancing, floor markings and hydro-alcoholic gel will be the order of the day during your stay at the institute.

A catchy reopening programme

As part of its reopening, the EPI has decided to adopt an ambitious programme combining entertainment and culture. In line with the “Learning and Cultural Summer” campaign launched by the Government, various activities around writing and calligraphy are planned.

Several workshops on clay engraving, the art of illumination and music are also planned. Visitors will even have the opportunity to exchange with several artists exhibiting at the IMA.



After having hosted a giant karaoke party mixing rap, raï and R&B on the occasion of the music festival, the square in front of the museum is getting ready to repeat the experience and will offer numerous artistic performances, the content of which will soon be unveiled by the organizers.

For those who continue to limit their travel as much as possible, the IMA also offers virtual exhibitions accessible from its website or live performances on its Facebook page of Arab artists.


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Published on 1 July 2020

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