PRACTICAL INFORMATION

the Museum will open exceptionally on                                                        Monday 22nd and 29th December 2008 from 11 am. to 7 pm. 

free activities subject to the number of available places
with the exception of the show Ninioq

 
Grand Nord schedule of activities
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11.30 .m. to 6.30 pm.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11.30 am. to 8.30 pm.

skating rink (from 6 years of age)
access to the skating rink and the loan of skates is free
the use of personal skates is not allowed

christmas holidays at the musée quai Branly

Winter garden, Christmas in the Far North

Ice garden

Made of three poles, environment, ice and frost, this ice garden draws visitors into a whirlwind of festive activities as well as informing them of issues surrounding the protection of the environment.

 

from Thursday December 18th to Sunday January 18th 2009

in the museum garden

Environment pole

On the occasion of the UNESCO 2008, International year of Planet Earth and the 4th International Polar Year, the Museum is mobilised and has set up a play circuit in the Garden. The circuit and panels, with several stops, will increase children’s awareness of issues relating to global warming.

Ice pole

For the Christmas holidays, the Museum has innovated and invited families to come and relax on the skating rink in the theater of greenery. Children, under the watchful eye of their parents, can discover the joys of skating...

Frost pole

Made up of an igloo and an Ice bar, the frost area is at the centre of the activities organised from December 26th to January 3rd for the “Far North” event.

Here you can drink the Inuit tea offered to visitors, who are then invited to discover arctic tales and Inuit culture introduction workshops...

At night, the Ice Garden turns into an Ice Bar to warm you up in the cold winter evenings.

Inuktitut garden

For the Christmas holidays, the Museum invites children and parents to meet in front of the igloo for an introduction to Arctic cultures.

 

From Friday December 26th to Saturday January 3rd 2009

sign-up at the igloo half an hour before the beginning of the workshop.

jeu de ficelle © Fonds Inuksuk/Espace culturel inuit
jeu de ficelle © Fonds Inuksuk/Espace culturel inuit

Inuit string games workshop

Learn how to make images of the North such as dog sleighs, harpoons and tents with just a bit of string and some imagination!

30 mins
families – children from age 8
on 26th, 27th and 28th December at 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm and 5 pm

Inuit story telling, games and songs workshop.

Delve into the Inuit universe. Discover the Inuit way of life through a few common objects, the way the Inuit perceive their environment, learn the games and songs played and sang by adults and children alike in the Arctic.

45 mins
families
for children from age 3 to 8, on 28th December at 11.30 am and 30th December at 2.30pm
for children from age 6, on 29th, 30th and 31st December at 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Introduction to Inuit writing workshop

With the help of a teaching booklet the Inuksuk association will introduce you to Inuit writing. A fun discovery of a written language used in the Canadian Arctic since the XIXth century that has now become an idendity symbol.

45 mins
families – children from age 8
on 1st, 2nd and 3rd January at 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm

Introduction to the Inuit language workshop

The Inuksuk association offers introductions to the Arctic Inuit language for adults through an immersion in the Upside Down, the Arctic Regions exhibition.

1h
adults
on 26th and 27th December, 1st and 3rd January at 6.30 pm

Upside down, the Artic regions

See a different side of the exhibition!

 

From Saturday December 20th to Sunday January 4th , meet on the icecap in the heart of Paris, for a journey from Alaska to Siberia that will involve all your senses.

Speakers in the exhibition

Two speakers will be present to help visitors explore and answer their questions every day during the school holidays.

All ages
every day from 2pm to 6 pm, from 20 December 2008 to 4 January 2009.

© musée du quai Branly, photo Philippe Noisette
© musée du quai Branly, photo Philippe Noisette

« Arctic » tales cycle

A whirlwind of stories from Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Siberia...
With storytellers Nathalie Krajcik and Dominique Hoff.

All ages
Starting from the Igloo on the hour from 31st December, 1st, 2nd and 3rd January 2009, from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm

conferences cycle

Visit the Arctic through the Museum’s collection

Conference open to the public, chaired by Gwenaëlle Guigon, head of research in the Arctic collections and scientific archives.

All welcome
Saturday 
December 27th at 3.30 (lasts 1 hour), Cinema

Permanent ice on the Arctic Ocean – conference with Pierre Taverniers

The J. Kerchache Reading Room hosts a conference on climate change and its impact on the Inuit.

All welcome / LSF
Friday 
January 2nd 2009 at 7 pm (lasts 1 hour), J. Kerchache Reading Room

Siberian Shamanism – conference with Bernard Saladin d’Anglure

The J. Kerchache hosts a conference with the specialist on Siberian Shamanism.

All welcome / LSF,
Saturday 3rd January at 4 pm (lasts 1 hour), J. Kerchache Reading Room

Ninioq

© Sabrina Lesert
© Sabrina Lesert

Initiation voyage in Inuit land
Play of shadows and objects by the Par Les Villages company

 

from Friday 26th to Wednesday 31st December 2008

Ninioq, an adaptation of the arctic novel Before Tomorrow, by Danish author Jorn Riel, tells the harrowing and dramatic story of an Inuit grandmother, Ninioq, who is isolated with her grandson Manik on an island to the north east of Greenland to dry fish after a miraculous catch. The tribe is late coming to get them. Ninioq and Manik return to the village to find that it has been wiped out. All alone, Ninioq initiates the young child to the dangers of life on the icecap and passes on a peoples’ heritage. However the grandmother and her grandson cannot survive and die in the middle of Winter.

In a mineral and intimate setting, the Par les Villages company transmits this deeply moving tale of initiation with great finesse.

1 hour 10 minutes
families – children from age 8
full price 8 €, concessions 6 €, group price 6 €
Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater

2 shows on 26th, 27th and 28th December at 2.30 and 5.30
1 show on 29th, 30th 
and 31st December at 2.30


See a different side of the exhibition!

 

From Saturday December 20th to Sunday January 4th , meet on the icecap in the heart of Paris, for a journey from Alaska to Siberia that will involve all your senses. 

Sila

© Philippe Le Goff
© Philippe Le Goff

Light and sound exhibition
immersing the senses into the heart of the Arctic world

 

From Friday 26th to Wednesday 31st December 2008

Sila is an immersion into the Canadian North, Philippe Le Goff’s favourite haunt. The composer took pictures and created sound landscapes shown here as an installation.
Set comfortably inside a white cocoon, the public is immersed in the sounds of the icecap and discovers the magical pictures of the Inuit world, with its open, natural spaces, fauna, monochrome and blue camaieu.

30 mins
all welcome – children from age 4
theatre foyer

26th and 27th December at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 4 pm, 7.30 pm and 8 pm

28th December at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm and 4 pm
29th, 30th and 31st December at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm

A certain Russian cinema

la salle de cinéma du musée © musée du quai Branly photo Nicolas Borel
la salle de cinéma du musée © musée du quai Branly photo Nicolas Borel

from Friday 26th to Wednesday 31st December 2008

 

The ethnologist and director Stéphane Breton has organised a retrospective of non-fiction Russian documentary cinema by Alexandre Sokourov, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Viktor Kossakovsky, and Sergey Loznitsa.

adults
15 films shown in the cinema
detailed program pending

Installation de Lourdes Grobet

installation by Lourdes Grobet

© photo Lourdes Grobet « Equilibrium and Resistance », musée du quai Branly, 2008
© photo Lourdes Grobet « Equilibrium and Resistance », musée du quai Branly, 2008

Equilibrium and resistance

from Monday December 22nd to Saturday January 10th 2009

The musée du quai Branly allows you to discover the world premiere installation Equilibrium and Resistance by the Mexican photographer Lourdes Grobet.

This multi-discipline project that features videos, photos and a sound installation on the Bering Straight was created with the support of the musée du Quai Branly, in the framework of artistic projects under the patronage of TOTAL.

All welcome
Theater Foyer – free access subject to availability

Lourdes Grobet, « Fluxus » (still), Equilibre et Résistance © musée du quai Branly, 2008
Lourdes Grobet, « Fluxus » (still), Equilibre et Résistance © musée du quai Branly, 2008