Arts and the transmission of Plains Indian Knowledge

Cape d'apparat population Sioux, Mandan, région des Plaines, États-Unis. Inv. 71.1886.17.1. © musée du quai Branly, photo Patrick Gries, Valérie Torre - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
Cape d'apparat population Sioux, Mandan, région des Plaines, États-Unis. Inv. 71.1886.17.1. © musée du quai Branly, photo Patrick Gries, Valérie Torre

18th and 19th June 2014

International symposium organized by the Research & Higher Education Departement at the musée du quai Branly

As an extension of  the Plains Indians exhibition held at the musée du quai Branly from 9th April to 20th July 2014,  the Department of Research and Higher education is organising a two-day international conference on the subject of Plains Indians’ art and transmission of knowledge. It is open to the public free of charge and will take place on the 18th and 19th June 2014 in our cinema room.

Through its different sessions, the Symposium Arts and the transmission of Plains Indian knowledge will provide anthropological insights on the role of images in the transmission of knowledge, on the relationship between iconographic and discursive traditions (pictography, body ornaments, paintings and carvings) and the interpretation of these traditions by contemporary artists.

Useful information

  • 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Cinema Room
  • Free entrance on a first come first served basis
  • in English without simultaneous translation

Download the program (format pdf)