The FIFA (FIFA.com) Museum is delighted to announce ‘211’, the museum’s first collaborative exhibition, which can invite all 211 FIFA Member Associations from world wide to share their very own objects, tales and histories, collectively presenting a snapshot of worldwide soccer tradition.
FIFA’s imaginative and prescient is to ‘make soccer really international’ and the FIFA Museum is devoted to representing FIFA’s 211 member associations and their communities each throughout the museum in Zurich and thru creating alternatives to mirror on and improve the visibility of all totally different particular person and distinctive soccer cultures.
The ‘211’ exhibition will open on the FIFA Museum forward of the following FIFA World Cup™ and can function objects, movies, interactive and digital content material, shining a light-weight on the immense scale and variety of various soccer cultures, in addition to the experiences of the followers that form them. The exhibition will discover how the magic of soccer transcends borders, social and political boundaries, class and gender and the widespread threads and values that weave all through the broader ecosystem of worldwide soccer.
To start this collaborative mission, FIFA Museum will invite every member affiliation to pick out a particular object that displays on their respective distinctive soccer tradition. Member associations might be inspired to contribute electic objects that symbolize each the mens’ and the womens’ sport, which could illuminate the spirit of the gamers, ardour of the followers or draw new consideration to an iconic second, that continues to have resonance at this time.
The exhibition announcement adopted a 2-day digital convention, hosted by the FIFA Museum, which introduced collectively over 60 of FIFA’s member associations for the primary time to additional the event of soccer heritage and tradition. The Second Worldwide FIFA Museum Convention included representatives from each continent and inspecting soccer as a worldwide phenomenon and significance of documenting, preserving, and celebrating the wealthy historical past of the sport.
Marco Fazzone, Managing Director, FIFA Museum says, ‘We’re extraordinarily proud to announce ‘211’ and are wanting ahead to carefully collaborating with all FIFA Member Associations on this necessary exhibition about soccer tradition. We hope to uncover a captivating array of objects, that present how soccer is performed and cherished world wide and to allow every member affiliation to shine in their very own approach, presenting the items and tales which might be particular and distinctive to them. By way of the second worldwide FIFA Museum Convention in addition to the exhibition ‘211’ we hope to construct a supportive international neighborhood for heritage and tradition so we are able to collectively share the magic of soccer with the whole world.’
Fazzone initiated the primary Worldwide FIFA Museum Convention in 2020, creating an unprecedented annual discussion board for the soccer and museums sector to forge new connections, alternate information, supply peer help and tackle the alternatives and challenges explicit to soccer establishments. The 2020 convention was attended by 9 leaders of nationwide soccer museums and cultural applications related to Member Associations which have gained the FIFA World Cup™ or FIFA Girls’s World Cup™ no less than as soon as. This yr, FIFA invited all 211 member associations to take part within the convention, bringing collectively nationwide museums and specialists in heritage, historical past, tradition, schooling, social accountability, variety, legacy and sustainability.
This yr’s program featured a outstanding line-up of visitor audio system together with Matthew Spiteri Gonzi (Industrial Director of Malta Soccer Affiliation), who spoke on how the Nationwide Soccer Affiliation of Malta developed and constructed their very own nationwide soccer museum. Angelita Teo (Director of the Olympic Basis for Tradition and Heritage) delivered the keynote speech, which tackled subjects together with the cultural worth of sports activities museums and growing revolutionary partnerships and networks to convey Olympic values and heritage to a wider cultural viewers.
Burçak Madran (ICOM – ICMAH President) and Markus Leuthard (Deputy Director of Swiss Nationwide Museum) shared their insights and experience on museological procedures and approaches, together with collections care, conservation and administration. Concluding the convention, Kati Value (Head of Digital Media, V&A Museum) delved into the alternatives supplied by new applied sciences and the digital way forward for museums.
The second Worldwide FIFA Museum Convention marks a big step ahead in establishing ongoing cooperation, increase a community for safeguarding soccer tradition and heritage globally, the place the FIFA Museum, member associations and their nationwide museums can proceed to share information and work in direction of joint initiatives, starting with the ‘211’ exhibition. To maintain this momentum, FIFA Museum has additionally launched a digital platform, the place contributors can join and entry a spread of digital assets and workshops to help their cultural work.
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