THE Atelier Martine Aublet
Located on the central mezzanine of the Main Collections Space, the Atelier Martine Aublet is a free space at the heart of the museum. With its scenography reminiscent of a cabinet of curiosities, it hosts original installations three times per year. It bears the name of Martine Aublet, the founder of the musée du quai Branly's patronage policy, who died prematurely on 3 April 2011.
This experimental space presents new acquisitions or invited collections, offers another view on the works in the museum's collections, freely selected by a personality or an artist.
The two modules are equipped with sliding display units, modulable recesses and surprising spaces: eye-pieces, audio shower, mini-cinema... Like a Swiss army knife or a boat's cabin, they can be set up as a single unit, extended or unfolded as the installation requires. Telescopes allow the most curious visitors to observe details of the unobstructed view of the Main Collections Space.
ABOUT THE MARTINE AUBLET FOUNDATION
The Martine Aublet Foundation was created in 2011 by Bruno Roger to extend the action undertaken by Martine Aublet in the artistic and educational fields.
Art and culture were always at the heart of Martine Aublet's life. Eclectic knowledge and a well-developed aesthetic sense guided her throughout a career rich in encounters and inspiration. The Martine Aublet Foundation financed the permanent scenography of the Atelier space that bears her name, and assists with the development of each of the installations presented in the space. In addition, the Foundation supports educational and research projects by means of grants for study in ethnography, ethnology and art history, and an annual prize awarded to a work dedicated to non-Western cultures.
The Martine Aublet Foundation, created under the auspices of the Fondation de France, is administered by a board of directors. The grants and the prize are distributed with the assistance of a scientific committee created in association with the musée du quai Branly.