Objective musée du quai Branly

The guide for family visits

Follow the guide...

Welcome to the musée du quai Branly, one of the biggest museums of the world entirely dedicated to non-Western cultures and arts.

How to find one’s way among the 3,500 exhibited works? Which itinerary to choose when accompanied by children? Which shores to approach?

In order to answer these questions, this guide – extensively illustrated with photographs and original drawings – offers young and old visitors a choice of seven fun-filled, geographical and cross-cultural itineraries. Depending on their expectations, their feel of the moment or the time they have on their hands, several options exist: discovering the works continent by continent by following the stroll proposed by the museum; opting for an initiation trip to the country of masks or a forest itinerary in quest of materials; letting one be enchanted by the reading of myths and legends which form the basis of traditional societies.

Clear, practical, didactic in nature Objectif musée du quai Branly is a fascinating trip around the world, for an encounter with the Other!


96 pages in 13.5 x 8.66 in format

170 color illustrations

EAN 978 2 7427 9092 0

14 €

coedition Actes Sud Junior

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A cultural communication specialist, Christiane Lavaquerie-Klein had been in charge of communication at the Musée en Herbe, and the Halle Saint-Pierre. A member of ICOM (International council of museums), she writes books on art for children today. After studying art history and educational science, Laurence Paix-Rusterholtz was heading the "young reader" division of the Halle Saint-Pierre. Together, they are running an agency for cultural action: L’Ibis et l’allégorie.