Address: 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 11h-19h / Thursday,
Friday and Saturday 11h-21h (Closed on Monday, May 1, December 25)
The musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris, France, is a museum featuring the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum collection has 450,000 objects, of which 3,500 are on display at any given time, in both permanent and temporary thematic exhibits.
The original project for the museum, 7,500 square meters of the 25,000 square meter site were set aside for gardens. The winning architect, Jean Nouvel, increased the size of the gardens to 17,500 square meters. The gardens were designed by landscape architect Gilles Clément.
They were designed to be the exact opposite of a traditional French formal garden; there was no fence, no lawn, no gates, no monumental stairway; instead, Clément composed a tapestry of small gardens, with streams, hills, pools, and groves, using the native French plants and imported plants accustomed to the Paris climate.
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, plus ten thousand recently acquired objects.
The permanent collection has 300,000 works, 700,000 photographs, 320,000 documents, 10,000 musical instruments, and 25,000 pieces of textile or clothing. The main collections area displays about 3500 objects, rotating 500 each year.
The museum has both permanent exhibits and large exhibits which change every six months. The museum also has thematic exhibits featuring masks and tapa cloth from Oceania, costumes from Asia, and musical instruments and textiles from Africa.
The local culture and artifacts are on display, and an audio guide is available so you can get in-depth knowledge while you look around.
Corsages de femme, JEOGORI
The most prominent Korean jeogori is in the exhibition space of Asian continent. You will notice colourful costumes, artifacts and ornaments from Asian countries.
Effigie de Ronggur ni Ari pipe, Tambour bronze
The stone statue in the northern part of Sumatra in Indonesia in the mid-19th century and the large turquoise cylinder behind was found in China from the 8th-7th centuries BC to the first and second centuries BC as a relic of Vietnam.
It is said to have been made of about 30,000 stones between the 2nd century BC and the 16th century BC.
Tambour à fente
Façade de Maison cérémonielle
It is said to have used the doorway of the house of Papua New Station by carving delicately patterns on the tree which the men carefully selected.
La Diablada du Carnival d'-Oruro
Diabalada is a traditional ceremony for the riches of agriculture and life that began in the colonies of Spain. It was influenced by this ceremony, and the Oruro Carnival began, but it said to be registered in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Royaume du Danhomè
Half a dozen statues symbolize the emperors built in their native beliefs in the Republic of Benin in western Africa. It is a cultural heritage that is divided into opinions of a cultural heritage which were taken away by France when it was dominated by colonies.
Located in the museum gardens, Cafe Franci is connected to the Michelin restaurant Les Ombres and you will be able to see the Eiffel Tower more closely. Perfect place to hit after a long day with the best rooftop view.
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