Announcement concludes Second International FIFA Museum Conference, bringing together representatives from over 60 countries.
The FIFA Museum is delighted to announce ‘211’, the museum’s first collaborative exhibition, which will invite all 211 FIFA Member Associations from around the world to share their own objects, stories and histories, together presenting a snapshot of global football culture.
FIFA’s vision is to ‘make football truly global’ and the FIFA Museum is dedicated to representing FIFA’s 211 member associations and their communities both within the museum in Zurich and through creating opportunities to reflect on and increase the visibility of all different individual and unique football cultures.
The ‘211’ exhibition will open at the FIFA Museum ahead of the next FIFA World Cup™ and will feature objects, videos, interactive and digital content, shining 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.
To begin this collaborative project, FIFA Museum will invite each member association to select a distinctive object that reflects on their respective unique football culture. Member associations will be encouraged to contribute electic 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.