The Centre des monuments nationaux will be hosting the exhibition: ‘Paralympic History, From Intergration in Sport to Social Inclusion (1948 – 2024)’ at the Panthéon from the 11th to 29th September 2024

2024 will see France host both the Olympic Games (26 July – 11 August) and the Paralympic Games (28 August – 8 September), in Paris, for the first time in 100 years, and the Centre des monuments nationaux wanted to highlight the history of the fight for emancipation and equality as part of its programme of events for the Cultural Olympiad.

Through archives, posters, photographs, sports equipment, artefacts and audiovisual documents, the Paralympic History exhibition at the Panthéon – the burial place of leading figures whose commitment to the French nation or whose defence of the values of the French republic is seen to deserve official recognition from their country – will look at those who, through their roles within the Paralympic movement, have shaped a history based on pride in difference and demands for a more inclusive society. 

the aim being to highlight the gradual integration of athletes with a variety of disabilities, on the one hand, and the changes in the discourse, images and materials associated with competitive sport, on the other.




































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