Quai Branly Museum in Paris
Quai Branly ... discover another culture through art
Paris has been honouring indigenous arts since 2006.
Musée du quai Branly features groundbreaking non-Western art with an aim to create an intercultural dialogue and officially recognise the importance of non-Western civilisations and heritages.
What will you see? Many exhibitions showing definitive artistic works coming from cultures in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.
A very diverse collection
The Musée du Quai Branly has three sections :
• collection of musical instruments;
• textile collections, which include more than 25 000 pieces - a grand total of 267 417 objects;
• Historical collections (linked to the discovery and history of French colonialism).
Designed by Jean Nouvel, the building's architecture is sure to leave you speechless. Visitors will be able to enjoy a contemporary and green environment, luxuriant nature mixed with modern construction forming a contrast with the bustle of Parisian life.
A true haven just by the Eiffel Tower, the museum has a long footbridge - built partly of wood - which winds through 36 000 m2 of nature.
Natural and glass setting
A glass wall 200 m long and 12 m high marks the entrance to the museum along the Seine.
Along this glass facade, the botanist Patrick Blanc has created a huge 800 m² wall covered with plants that are sure to delight botany enthusiasts.
There is a surprising array of greenery along the wall display made up of plants and other exotic flowers from China, Japan, the United States and Central Europe.
Beyond the wall, you can enter a garden, almost 2 hectares large, where valleys and trails meander below hanging "boxes" that host a variety of exhibitions.
Inside the museum there are large reserves open to researchers, a multimedia library, classrooms, conference rooms and a theater opening onto the "green amphitheater" in the summer.
Musée du quai Branly
37 Quai Branly