It’s not only travelers that are astounded by the sheer number of cultural institutions and art museums in Paris — locals like me could spend their whole lives trying to experience it all. And that includes museums with far less name recognition than the marquee attractions that find their way onto most traveler’s itineraries.
Emma Jacobs, illustrator and multimedia journalist, has cleverly captured those smaller but no less important institutions into one beautiful book, The Little(r) Museums of Paris, which includes brief histories, anecdotes, and a number of watercolor surprises. In anticipation of the book’s release on June 4th, Emma has graciously provided an excerpt that highlights some of the museums whose inspirations go well beyond France.
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Institut du Monde Arabe
INSTITUTE OF THE ARAB WORLD
1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 5e 01 40 51
Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am–6pm | Thu, Sat, Sun: 10am–7pm
Adult: €8 | Under 26: €4
Metro 7 10 Jussieu
At the opening of the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in 1980, then-President François Mitterrand said the project undertaken with member nations of the Arab League represented “the friendship, the French-Arab understanding,” that “the cultures and civilizations should continue to come together.”