Multiculturalism obscured: Paris museum cultures and the Institut du monde arabe by Experience ANU published on 2017-12-21T23:59:20Z The Arab World Institute (Institut du monde arabe) in Paris was created to “disseminate knowledge about the Arab world”, with the museum complementing this by exploring “this knowledge from the perspective of heritage”. Dr Gemma King, lecturer in French Studies at ANU discusses the museum’s failure to acknowledge France’s historical role in the Arab world and explores France’s approach to multiculturalism. She highlights some notable aspects of the French-Arab relationship and history that are absent from descriptions of the museum’s permanent collection. Dr King delivered this presentation as part of the Australian Society for French Studies Conference 2017, which was held at the ANU. Please note that both English and French are spoken in this talk.