UNESCO to host 2 exhibitions to mark Paris Olympics

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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UNESCO host exhibition to mark Paris Olympics
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be hosting two free exhibitions and opening its doors to visitors from all over the world this summer to mark the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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“Through its mandate for education, culture and sciences, UNESCO is committed to playing its role in the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From the end of June to the beginning of September, Parisians and visitors from all over the world are invited to come here and enjoy two free exhibitions at our Organization’s headquarters, focusing on the values of Olympism and the essential role of sport in our societies.”

Cultures at the Games!’ (24 June-8 September 2024)

In partnership with the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, this exhibition presents 140 photographs exploring cultural diversity and the values of sport taken during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games since 1924.

‘Sport Changes the Game’ (20 July-8 September 2024)

The exhibition explores sport’s essential contribution to our societies, in terms of peace-building, gender equality, inclusion, the fight against climate change and health. The exhibition features the testimonies of many sports figures who, through their commitment, have helped to change the world and overcome prejudice. The press preview is on Saturday 20 July, accreditation can be requested via the following link.

On 20 July, UNESCO will also be the starting point for ‘Around the World in a Day’, an event organized by Paris 2024, foreign embassies and cultural institutes in Paris. This is an opportunity for the general public to explore the artistic offerings of many countries.

Between the 20 July and the 8 September, a series of guided tours entitled ‘Behind the Scenes at UNESCO – Special Olympic Games’ will be offered, in French, English, and 4 other languages. Visitors will be able to enjoy the unique architecture of UNESCO’s headquarters and the rich collection of artworks it houses.

These initiatives are part of the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad, which will feature multi-disciplinary artistic activities (performing arts, fashion, design, comics, photography, dance and music) held across France during the summer.

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