Arab World Institute

Local nameInstitut du Monde Arabe
Location5th arrondissement of Paris, France

The Institut du Monde Arabe French for Arab World Institute, is an organisation founded in Paris in 1980 by France with 18 Arab countries to research and disseminate information about the Arab world and its cultural and spiritual values. The Institute was established as a result of a perceived lack of representation for the Arab world in France, and seeks to provide a secular location for the promotion of Arab civilization, art, knowledge, and aesthetics. Housed within the institution are a museum, library, auditorium, restaurant, offices and meeting rooms.

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Opening hours

Museum of IMA (+ exhibitions):
Tue - Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
Sat, Sun, holidays: 10 am - 7 pm
(Last admission 45 min before closing time.)

Tue - Thu: 10 am - 6:45 pm
Fri - Sun: 10 am - 7:45 pm

Tue - Sun: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue - Sat: 1 pm - 6 pm


Adults: €8
Concessions: €6
Non-EU students: €4
EU students: free

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +33 1 40 51 38 38

Address 1 Rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France

Coordinates 48°50'56.184" N 2°21'26.158" E

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