Institut du monde arabe | Exhibition

Football in the Arab World: The Revolution of the Round Ball Member

from 10 April 2019 to 21 July 2019

1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

Foot et monde arabe à l'IMA


Football has been an integral part of African culture since the start of the 20th century, and now the importance of this sport in African countries is the focus of an exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe. From 10 April to 21 July, visitors can see kits, balls, trophies, photos, extracts from archives, documentaries, interviews and even contemporary artistic creations all illustrating the social and political role of football. Head there with your family to discover the rise of women’s football, Cairo as the capital of football, a range of famous players and many more themes and interactive experiences.


All public, Children

Prices and times

Tuesday-Friday : 10am-6pm, Saturday and sunday : 10am-8pm

12€ (6€ reduced price)

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Institut du monde arabe

A cultural bridge between France and the Arab world
The Arab World Institute was founded in 1987 by France and the states of the Arab League with the aim of disseminating and promoting all the facets of Arab culture. A place where people can meet and exchange ideas with others, the Institute has for the last 30 years contributed to the consolidation of the cultural, political, economic, and social links between France and the Arab world.

A richly diverse programme of exhibitions and events in a world famous building
Comprising a museum, temporary exhibition areas, an auditorium for hosting live performances, cinema screenings, and conferences, a multimedia library (‘médiathèque’), a language and culture centre (‘centre de langues et civilisations’), a bookshop, and prestigious reception areas, the AWI building was designed by Jean Nouvel and Architecture Studio. Located in the heart of historic Paris, it is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of contemporary architecture.

An essential role in an unprecedented international context
The AWI’s mission to promote a better understanding of the Arab world and foster Franco-Arab dialogue has become even more essential. Apart from providing an ambitious programme of artistic events, the Arab World Institute has strengthened its role as a ‘think tank’ on the contemporary Arab world and as a place where all the players — particularly the economic players — in France and the Arab world can meet and exchange ideas.

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Institut du monde arabe

1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
75005 Paris

  • Subway - Jussieu
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 63, 67, 86, 87, 89

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof

Accessibility information

Accessible to disabled people with some assistance. Entirely accessible to those with reduced mobility and recognized as such by the Délégation de Paris de l'Association des Paralysés de France (Parisian delegation of the French Association of Disabled People).

By type of event: Exhibition

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