Quai Branly Museum

Musée du quai Branly

37 Quai Branly, Paris, 75007
Admission: EUR 9
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Recommended
Has Temporary Exhibitions
Has Permanent Collection
 

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1100 - 1900
Wednesday: 1100 - 1900
Thursday: 1100 - 2100
Friday: 1100 - 2100
Saturday: 1100 - 2100
Sunday: 1100 - 1900
Closed on 25th December and 1st of May.
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Tube : Trocadéro (6,9), Iéna (9), Alma Marceau (9) RER : C Pont de l'Alma.

A beautiful space created by French architect Jean Nouvel in a beautiful location not far from the Eiffel Tower, this recent museum, opened in 2006, features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Before entering you have to go through a big garden with bamboo and wild plants. Standing there the "green wall" (200m long by 12m high) is part of the exterior of the museum designed and planted by Gilles Clément and Patrick Blanc.

The museum contains the collections of the now-closed Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie and the ethnographic department of the Musée de l'Homme. The museum contains 267,000 objects in its permanent collection, of which 3,500 items from the collection are on display.

The Quai Branly has chosen to exhibit works from Oceania in terms of their geographical origin, highlighting at the same time a range of themes running through the Pacific regions represented from historic collections made by 19th century travellers and ethnographic missions.

The museography of the African collections are provided with two possible approaches: a geographical itinerary, and a more thematic itinerary.

In the Asian collection, the itinerary is created from east to west across the continent, the journey is organised around a central bay made up of four large display cases presenting costumes evocative of the many peoples inhabiting the region. This rich series of exhibits is ample illustration of the continent’s cultural diversity, and also of social life, art and its symbolism, and styles of dress both past and present

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Past exhibitions at Quai Branly Museum - now closed:
"Negro Anthology" (1931-1934) 4th Mar 2014 - 18th May 2014
Black and white art from the Solomon Islands 18th Nov 2014 - 1st Feb 2015
By night in Colombia 17th Sep 2013 - 2nd Feb 2014
Esthetic of love 3rd Nov 2015 - 17th Jan 2016
Kanak, art is a word 15th Oct 2013 - 26th Jan 2014
Mayas 7th Oct 2014 - 8th Feb 2015
Plains Indians 9th Apr 2014 - 20th Jul 2014
Sacred Wood 4th Mar 2014 - 18th May 2014
Secrets of Ivory, The art of the Lega of Central Africa 13th Nov 2013 - 26th Jan 2014
Sepik: Arts in Papua New Guinea 27th Oct 2015 - 31st Jan 2016
Tattooists, tattooed 6th May 2014 - 18th Oct 2015
The Inca and the Conquistador 23rd Jun 2015 - 20th Sep 2015
We are family - 5th Biennial of World Images 22nd Sep 2015 - 22nd Nov 2015