UNESCO opens for the "European Night of Museums" 2011

© Fondation Noguchi © Photo : UNESCO/D. Roger
Japanese garden designed by Isamu Noguchi, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris.

The Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, renews the Organization's patronage of the "European Night of Museums" for the 2011 edition, which will take place on Saturday, 14 May 2011 and include the participation of thousands of museums both in France and across Europe. Aimed at the development and visibility of museums and cultural institutions, this international event ties in with UNESCO's endeavors for the advancement and protection of culture on a global scale.

For the third consecutive year, UNESCO will also participate in the Night of Museums by opening its Headquarters on Saturday,14 May. From 8 pm to midnight, the general public is invited to visit the Organization's Headquarters, where guided tours of a selection of artworks from the Organization's richly diverse Art Collection will be given. On this occasion, visitors will have the opportunity to discover Noguchi's Japanese garden, as well as works by Calder, Chillida, Erró, Giacometti, Miró or Picasso, among several others.

Free entrance


Type of Event Special Event
Start 14.05.2011 19:00 local time
End 14.05.2011 23:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Fernandez Toledo, Tania
Organizer Unité des oeuvres d'art et des projets spéciaux
Contact Raya Fayad, r.fayad@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Hall Segur
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Works of Art Collection
Link 2 European Night of Museums
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