The European Night of Museums at UNESCO

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UNESCO is proud to participate for the 10th consecutive year in the European Night of Museums by opening once more its doors to the general public for a unique evening.

The European Night of Museums will give visitors a chance to discover 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 Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Erró, Alberto Giacometti, Eduardo Chillida, Henry Moore, Rufino Tamayo or Isamu Noguchi, among others.

This year, the public will be given the opportunity to visit the temporary exhibition “Lights and Shadows” which will display works, installations and projections coming from the collections of the Museum of Light in Mexico. The exceptional evening opening on the occasion of the European Night of Museums will mark the closing of the exhibition.

Admission to this event is free and without prior booking, from 8 pm until midnight (last admission). Entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy, exit at 125 avenue de Suffren. Multilingual guides will be present throughout the evening to offer explanations on the works of art and answer any questions.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 19.05.2018 20:00 local time
End 20.05.2018 00:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Fayad, Raya
Organizer Conferences and Cultural Events Management Section (MSS/C)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room I, Room II, Foyer Room I, Hall Segur, Room Miro 1, Room Miro 3, Salle Pas Perdus, Piazza Suffren
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 1500
Official Website
Link 1 European Night of Museums
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