The Research and Education Department initiates various events, either alone or as a collaborative effort, which present an overview of the current state of research and the dissemination of knowledge to a more or less specialised audience.
- Each year, international conferences take place on subjects linked to the Department's research fields, i.e. Anthropology and the History of Non-Western art.
- Study days are also offered on more restricted themes.
- Conference cycles are organised jointly with several universities or presented by guest researchers in residence at the musée du quai Branly.
- Some educational seminar sessions held at the Museum are also open to the public.
- Debate-encounters entitled "The Contemporary Classics of Anthropology" are organised.
- Learned societies also organise conferences and film screenings.
- Programmes and recordings of past events.