around the exhibition
- Guided and narrated tours
- Social networks
- Visitor support
- Games online and in Paris
- Spring holidays
- Film series
- Reading room events
- Members' evening
guided tours and visits adapted for disabled people
- Duration of the tour: 01:30
narrated visits of the exhibition
- Duration of the tour: 1 hr
- for families with children from 6 years
A new workshop for families with children from 3 to 5 years created for the exhibition.
dances with sioux
A new workshop for families with children from 6 to 8 years to explore the Plains Indians and their dances.
- 320 pages, 47 €, co-published by musée du quai Branly and Skira
- more about the programme
- see the catalogue for the online shop
- Connaissance des arts, 68 pages, 9,5€
Puzzle booklet for visiting the exhibition with children from 7 years, available free of charge at the museum reception or to download. Young visitors are invited to follow Yakari and Rainbow through the exhibition to discover their tribe's precious objects.
- On site, at the museum's audioguide counter (€5 full price, €3 reduced price)
This pack is intended to connect the visit to the exhibitions with the classroom work led by the teacher: describing the theme and presentation of the exhibition, the educational pack offers lines of research for pupils and classroom activities to be carried out relating to some of the works exhibited and to the programmes studied.
Reading room display case
the “jackson” albums
In the Jacques Kerchache reading room, you can currently see the display case dedicated to "Jackson" albums. The musée du quai Branly holds one edition of the extremely rare albums of Photographs of North American Indians, which W. H. Jackson produced between 1876 and 1877.
Arts and Knowlege among the Plains Indians colloquium
wednesday 18 and thursday 19 june
This colloquium examines Indian iconographical traditions and the light cast by anthropology on the status of the image in transmission. The treatment of these images by contemporary artists is also studied.
- International colloquium organised by the Department of Research and Education at the musée du quai Branly.
- In the cinema
- Free access with limited seating
Close-up on the reading room: Plains Indians, fascination and reinvention
from 2 may to 20 july, 2014
Encounters with historians, writers and conservators relating to a mythical collection and a number of publications, presenting more information on the North American Indians.
And every day, Tuesday through Sunday, more than 400 books, magazines and audiovisual materials are made available to the public.
Games online and in Paris
from monday 7 april to friday 18 april 2014
Saturday, March 29, during the night, two bison herds crossed Paris, appearing on several fronts ... Follow @Wacochachi, a spirit of the Plains Indians, to discover #lesbisons in Paris, collect clues and end your quest at the Before Indiens des Plaines !
from saturday 12 to sunday 27 april
During the Easter holidays, discover multiple facets of the culture of the Plains Indians through a large range of activities. On the programme is a film retrospective retracing developments in the representation of the figure of the Indian, a Before, an encounter with the authors of Yakari in the reading room, an electro pow-wow concert by A Tribe Called Red, a large number of workshops, narrated events and a variety of tours of the exhibition.
Signing of the young adult work "Sitting Bull, le bison des Grandes Plaines"
sunday, april 13
Signing by author Marylin Plénard and illustrator Gopal Dagnogo of the work Sitting Bull, le bison des Grandes Plaines, published by À dos d'âne.
Sitting Bull was the last great Indian chief of North America. His name resounds like that of a legend. More than this, he remains a monumental historical figure of the West, a fighter for freedom with an unforgettable story.
- 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Museum library
from saturday 12 to sunday 27 april
Programming proposed by Michael Ciment, critic and film historian. In parallel with the exhibition Indiens des plaines, the museum is presenting a retrospective of American film, tracing the development of the representation of the American Indian, more complex than they first appear. This retrospective invites the audience to rediscover films by Amerindian directors, who have recently become involved in cinema in order to present another vision and new historical depictions of their own history.
Concert A tribe called red (Canada)
saturday 19 april at 6:00 pm
Natives of Ottawa, the three DJs of Ojibwas origin comprising A Tribe Called Red – DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness – have created their own style, pow wow step, a mixture of traditional pow wow voices, percussion and electronic music.
- Foyer of the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre
- Free access on presentation of a ticket, valid for the same day, to the permanent collections and/or the temporary exhibitions, subject to available places
- more about the concert