Heritage Days 2022 at UNESCO

Journées européennes du patrimoine
European Heritage Days
Paris UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris, 75007, France
Rooms :
Room I
Miro Hall 1-2-3
Room I Foyer
Room III
Room II
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Group tour
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Celebrating 50 years of World Heritage with Sacha Jafri, rising star of contemporary art.

Discover our collection and its unseen works in augmented reality.

Interact with those who are monitoring the impact of conflicts, mass tourism and climate change on heritage.

European Heritage Days at UNESCO

17 - 18 September 2022

Journées européennes du patrimoine

On 17 and 18 September, UNESCO is marking the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention with Heritage Days.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., two days of opening at the Organization's headquarters will allow the public to:

  • Discover the carte blanche given to Sacha Jafri, a rising contemporary artist, on a stopover in Paris with 12 exceptional works, between Dubai, Everest and London.
  • Have access to never-before-seen masterpieces of contemporary art from its collection, accessible in augmented reality or in real life, presented to everyone by students from the Ecole du Louvre and our team.
  • Discuss with UNESCO experts on major heritage issues: endangered natural heritage, sustainable tourism, safeguarding in war zones or after natural disasters.
  • A tour of major world heritage sites, treasures of humanity, with the documentary series "The Wonders of UNESCO" produced by Adrénaline, as well as the photo exhibition The Next 50 all around UNESCO, conceived in collaboration with National Geographic and Yan Bighetti de Flogny.
Tolerance Square_ UNESCO Siege
UNESCO Headquarters

UNESCO Headquarters and its work

Sacha Jafri's exhibition – The Art Maze


The Art Maze is a project developed with the United Nations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNESCO's World Heritage sites. The impressive labyrinth created by German multidisciplinary artist Marcus Schaefer was launched in March 2022 at the Burj Al Arab heliport. British artist and philanthropist Sacha Jafri highlights the beauty and diversity of World Heritage sites through animated oil and acrylic paintings that have been praised by visitors and media around the world. After the launch in Dubai, the Art Maze continued its journey in May 2022 with the unveiling of the very first painting which was placed on Mount Everest at a height of 4500 metres. In September, for the first time, the Art Maze will travel to Paris and open its doors to the general public during the European Heritage Days at UNESCO Headquarters.

Followed by more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram, the artist is world-renowned for creating the world's largest canvas painting.

Practical information

Catering available on site. Free entrance and visit.

Public entrance at 125 avenue de Suffren.

In partnership with The Art Maze, Ecole du Louvre, Détégo.

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