Musée du Quai Branly – at the crossroads of cultures
Published on 10 October 2018 in Exhibitions and Museums
A citadel of wood and glass close to the banks of the Seine, the Musée du Quai Branly is one of the newest Parisian museums. Established with the aid of former president Jacques Chirac, the museum honours often neglected, non-European civilisations. In just over 12 years, its collections have captured the imaginations of over 15 million visitors.
The Quai Branly Museum - see the world differently
Green walls, gardens, metal structural features that evoke the Eiffel Tower, a terrace and wood siding, the museum building is an object of astonishment and admiration in itself. However, the richness of its collections can often make you forget that. As you embark on a truly imaginative journey, the museum invites you to discover the little-known civilisations of Oceania, America and Africa and also to see the junction points where these cultures interact.
Figurines, masks, statuettes, jewels, loincloths, ornaments; each object, from the most modest to the truly sumptuous, evokes a world that is both attractive and disconcerting and which is made accessible through concise and precise explanations. The exhibits are complemented by workshops, tactile spaces, game booklets and audio guides that allow you to learn and understand in a fun way, whether you're visiting with your family or alone. The Musée du Quai Branly is a museum that celebrates life. In addition to its permanent collections, there are a few surprises planned for this winter including temporary exhibitions dedicated to Madagascar, paintings from far away, and the artist Paul Robeson.
Located within minutes of the Platine Hotel, the Musée du Quai Branly has become one of the key stages of Parisian cultural life. Find information to organise your visit on the museum's official website or ask any member of the Platine Hotel team.
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