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Open to public since 1987, this original building combines the latest technology and techniques with traditional arab architecture.
The southern façade is decorated with a translucent ornament of steel reminding the moucharabiehs.
This geometric pattern is made of 240 diaphragms opening or closing according to the sun, thanks to a light-cell, to let in enough light without harming art pieces exhibited.The museum It exhibits large collection from its founding countries. Ceramics, ancient costumes, valuable parchments, bas-reliefs, white-marble statues, astrolabes (astronomical instrument) and jewellery are all brought alive by the guides. These objects retrace the history of Arab-Islamic civilization.

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Visitors can peruse the treasures on display at their ease in a unique atmosphere of half-light and intimacy.
The library has over fifty thousand works and a thousand two hundred periodicals in French and Arabic, and also in German, English, Spanish or Italian. Readers are free to help themselves from the shelves. Those who prefer to make their discoveries through images and music can go down to the audio-visual center.
Designed by Jean Nouvel.











 

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9, the best example of what would be modern islamic architecture.
 

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Ale głupi ci Rzymianie
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Hmmm... Not ordinary, but also not very special. Though I really like it.

8,5/10
 
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