FIFA Museum calls on members to contribute to global heritage exhibition

October 29 – The FIFA Museum has announced ‘211’, its first collaborative global exhibition on football heritage and culture which will invite all 211 FIFA Member Associations to share their own objects, stories and histories.

The ‘211’ exhibition will open at the FIFA Museum ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and will feature objects, videos, interactive and digital content.  The museum said it wants to “shine a light on the immense scale and diversity of different football cultures, as well as the experiences of the fans that shape them. The exhibition will explore how the magic of football transcends borders, social and political boundaries, class and gender and the common threads and values that weave throughout the wider ecosystem of international football.”

Member associations have been asked to select a distinctive object that reflects on their respective unique football culture. They can also contribute items that represent both the mens’ and the womens’ game, which might illuminate the spirit of the players, passion of the fans or draw new attention to an iconic moment, that continues to have resonance today.

The FIFA Museum has just completed a 2-day virtual conference which brought together more than 60 of FIFA’s member associations for the first time.

Marco Fazzone, managing director, FIFA Museum said: “We hope to uncover a fascinating array of objects, that show how football is played and loved around the world and to enable each member association to shine in their own way, presenting the pieces and stories that are special and unique to them. Through the second international FIFA Museum Conference as well as the exhibition ‘211’ we hope to build a supportive global community for heritage and culture so we can together share the magic of football with the entire world.”

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