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Around the Teotihuacan exhibition

A number of activities are organized in the fall around the Teotihuacan, city of the gods exhibition.


Evening homage to M. Felipe Solís

The musée du quai Branly pays homage to the memory of M. Felipe Solís (1944-2009), head curator of the Teotihuacan, City of the Gods exhibition, director of INAH (National Institute of Archaeology and History in Mexico City) and respected archaeologist, who passed away in the spring of 2009.

Wednesday, October 7, 6pm

Movie theater, free admission based on availability

Aids for visiting the exhibition

Guided tours

A lecturer leads you on the discovery of this great city of Ancient Mexico for an hour and a half tour.

See the calendar of tours


Discover the history of the treasures of Teotihuacan at your own leisure, with your family, thanks to the exhibition audioguide.

New! download the exhibition audioguide for Teotihuacan, City of the Gods

Multimedia game

The multimedia game “Mysteries in the City of the Gods” is offered in the exhibition to children from age 7. The archaeologist Alfonso, responsible for research on Teotihuacan, seeks the assistance of the children to resolve the mysteries that surround the city…

Colloquium and lectures

International colloquium “Rituals and power in Teotihuacan”

Thursday, October 8, from 9:30am to 6:30pm and Friday, October 9, from 9:30am to 5:30pm

Organized in collaboration with French and foreign specialists of precolumbian archaeology, this colloquium focuses on the exploration of ideological and political dimensions of ceremonial practices to which the site of Teotihuacan was dedicated.

Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater, free admission with required registration

Movie-lectures series: “The pre-Hispanic imagination in films from Mexico’s golden age”

Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, at 6pm and Sunday, October 11, at 4pm

Lecture followed by a screening of the film by Dr. Angel Miquel, Facultad de Artes de la Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos.

Movie theater, free admission based on availability

Adventure of a work: the “butterfly” vase

Sunday, October 18, at 4pm

Talk by Fabienne de Pierrebourg, in charge of the Americas collections of the musée du quai Branly and Nicolas Caraty, lecturer from the Percevoir association, focusing on a facsimile accessible to blind and seeing-impaired persons.

J. Kerchache reading room, admission free based on availability

Lecture “The skeletons of the engraver Posada or the death in celebration”

Wednesday, October 28, at 3pm

Lecture, by Marine Degli, in charge of document research at the musée du quai Branly

J. Kerchache reading room, free admission based on availability

Lecture “Mexican Antiquities. Perspectives on the Archaeology of Mexico”

Thursday, October 29, at 7pm

The archaeology of Mexico, seen through the most beautiful prints of the museum library, by Ghislain Dibie, in charge of printed heritage.

J. Kerchache reading room, free admission based on availability


Mission Archaeology. Destination Mexico

What is the purpose of archaeology? What is an excavation site? Using the exhibition models of the pyramids of the site of Teotihuacan, the child puts him/herself in the shoes of the archaeologist, on the lookout for the secrets of pre-Columbian civilization.

See the workshop calendar for ages 6 to 12

Globetrotters among the Aztecs

On October 10, at 2:30pm, children from 6 to 12 will come to meet the Aztecs of Mexico: after hearing a story observing an object of the collections, the adventurers are introduced to the original artistic practice of this people.

Journey to Mexico for a day

Discover over the course of a day, October 17, 2009, the arts and cultures of Mexico, notably thanks to a visit of the Americas collections of the museum through vases, sculptures, and figurines.


All Saints’ Holiday in Mexico

From October 24 to November 1, 2009, a festive week is offered for all families: workshops for children – “Mission Archaeology. Destination Mexico” and “Globetrotters Mexico”, guided visits, and storytelling…as well as the traditional Day of the Dead celebration! During this entire week, in the Jacques Kerchache Reading Room, a space is dedicated to children, with illustrated works in Spanish that they can flip through. For older visitors, an opportunity to explore the wealth of Mexican culture through humorous images of the skeletons of Posada or old plates from rare books. Finally, something new to remember, the museum is offering activities in Spanish during this week.

Learn more about All Saints’ holiday in Mexico

Around Mexican Art

Selection of objects from the Museo de Arte Popular of Mexico City

In the Jacques Kerchache reading room
From October 6, 2009 to January 24, 2010

Tzompantli installation

By the Mexican artist Sergio Hernandez, in the lobby of the museum
From October 20 to December 13, 2009