In 1996, President of the Republic Jacques Chirac, decided to create a museum dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. In 1999, the architectural project of Jean Nouvel was selected. On 23 June 2006, the musée du quai Branly opened its doors with a key ambition: legitimising arts and civilisations that have been misunderstood for too long, thereby inspiring genuine dialogue among cultures.

THE MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY

The musée du quai Branly has filled a gap, responding to an expectation from the public. Its collection, reflecting the genius of non-Western civilisations, intrigues as much as it fascinates. In order to address all visitors, regardless of their interests and knowledge, it offers a wide range of exhibitions, shows, events, conferences, seminars and the open university… In 10 years, the museum has managed to establish a unique model: that of a universal museum, a “cultural city” dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

 

7 exhibitions for a very special year !

 

PERSONA, Strangely human

26/01/16 – 13/11/16

 

SHAMANS AND DIVINITIES IN PRE-COLUMBIAN ECUADOR

16/02/16 – 15/05/16

 

DAKAR 66, Chronicles of a Pan-Africano Festival

16/02/16 – 15/05/16

 

MATAHOATA, Arts and society in the Marquesas Islands

12/04/16 – 24/07/16

 

 

JACQUES CHIRAC ET LE DIALOGUE DES CULTURES

21/06/16 – 09/10/16

 

THE COLOR LINE, Afro-American artists and civil rights in the U.S.A

04/10/16 – 15/01/17

 

ECLECTIC, A XXIst century collection

22/11/16 – 02/04/17

 

DU JOURDAIN AU CONGO, Art et christianisme en Afrique centrale

22/11/16 – 02/04/17

 

DON’T MISS THE ANNIVERSARY WEEK END : 25/26 JUNE 2016

the museum will be open non stop !

 

Two days of the best activities offered to visitors in the last 10 yearswill guide them through a discovery of the museum’scollections and exhibitions but also, morebroadly, of non-European cultures.The programme includes: non-stop activities in thegarden, in the collections area and in exhibitions,regular meetings (introduction to artistic practices,games, workshops, storytelling, collective creationetc.), festive evening, DJ setsetc. In the afternoon, in the evening, in the heart of the night, or early in the morning, there will always be something going on !

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