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Friends of the musée du quai Branly

Chaired by Mr Louis Schweitzer, the Friends of the musée du quai Branly was created in spring 2002 to support the development and influence of the musée du quai Branly in France and abroad:

- Enrich and enhance the collections

- Support and promote exhibitions, performances, etc.

- Encourage generosity or loans from French and foreign patrons

- Foster research and education at the museum

- Organise conferences, exhibitions and events

- Create prizes and grants

The Friends benefit from many privileges in museum life: conferences, private tours, invitations to private viewings, invitations to travel in France and abroad…

For more information, consult the website of the Friends of the musée du quai Branly

 

Friends of the Museum

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Patrick Gries

In 2003, the friends of the museum financed the restoration of the "kaiget" totem mast

 

British Columbia
Late 19th century
Red cedar, pigments
16 m high
Inventory no.: 71.1992.55.1

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Pomme Célarié

in 2004, the friends of the museum financed the restoration of the moai sculpted head

 

Easter Island
Andesite from the Rano Raraku volcano
12th-15th century
170 x 100 x 90 cm
Inventory no.: 71.1930.35.1

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Gilbert Rouget

in 2005, the friends of the museum financed the acquisition and presentation of the gilbert rouget ethnomusicology sound archives

 

Photograph: Tambours Okandé
Materials and techniques: Print on barium paper
8.5 x 12.7 cm
Inventory no.: PP0009615

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Thierry Ollivier, Michel Urtado
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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Thierry Ollivier, Michel Urtado

in 2006, the friends of the museum supported the acquisition of two yupik masks

Yupik bird mask
Alaska
Collected in the early 19th century
Painted wood, feathers, hoops of flexible wood
53 x 45 x 21 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2006.41.1.

 

 

 

Mask (walrus – caribou)
Yupik, Kuslokwim, Alaska
Early 19th century
Wood, paint
Inventory no. : 70.2006.41.2

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Thierry Ollivier, Michel Urtado

in 2007, the friends of the museum financed the acquisition of a nggala mask 

Papua New Guinea, Sepik region.
20th century
Sago palm petiole, wood, pigments
Inventory no.: 70.2007.66.2

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Claude-Joseph-Désiré Charnay

in 2007, the friends of the museum financed the acquisition of the album "mexico" by désiré charnay 

Photograph: Village of Nossi-Malaza
Materials and techniques: Print on albumen paper
10 x 9.2 cm
Inventory no.: PA000042.26

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Claude Germain

in 2009, the friends of the museum financed the acquisition of a bolidenfa magical object

Mali
Late 19th century
Composite materials (wood, earth, fragments of metal and organic materials)
60 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2009.40.1

© musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain
© musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain

In 2012, the Friends of the musée du quai Branly financed the acquisition of a Cubeo body mask

 

Rio Uaupes, Amazonas province, Brazil
Wooden bark, paint
175 x 100 x 44 cm
Inventory no. : 70.2013.18.1

© musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain
© musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain

In 2013, the Friends of the musée du quai Branly financed the restoration of a Bagobo warrior cuirass, with the support of a benefactor

 

Mindanao, Philippines
Late 19th century
Resin, shell, plaiting materials
Cuirass : 105 x 80 x 30 cm ; 5240g
Inventory no. : 71.1889.51.8 and 9

© musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain
© musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain

In 2013, the Friends of the musée du quai Branly organised its first benefit gala. Donations collected during this event allowed the acquisition of a Dogon sculpture. 

 

Seno plain region, Mali
Wood, iron, glass beads, copper alloy
69 x 18,5 x 18 cm
Inventory no. : 70.2013.25.1

The Great Benefactors: : Nahed Ojjeh, Antoine Zacharias, the Bolloré group

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Thierry Ollivier, Michel Urtado

modang funerary post

Indonesia, East Kalimantan, upper Telen river region
18th century
Wood
273 x 55 x 35 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2008.72.1

Work acquired thanks to the support of Antoine Zacharias, Great benefactor of the society of Friends of the musée du quai Branly

 

 

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tofalar shaman coat

Coat collected in the 19th century in the region of the Sayan Mountains (south west Siberia)
Skin, wool, iron, feathers
128 x 110 x 16 cm
Inventory no.: 71.1966.46.128

Work restored thanks to the support of Antoine Zacharias, Great benefactor of the society of Friends of the musée du quai Branly

 

 

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© Bruce Frank Primitive Art, photograph Oren Eckhaus

molucca island sculpture

Ritual sculpture
Kei and Tanimbar islands, South Moluccas
Banda and Arafura Seas
Wood
Dimensions: 37 x 9 cm

Work acquired thanks to the support of Antoine Zacharias, Great benefactor of the society of Friends of the musée du quai Branly

 

 

 

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Claude Germain

akan funerary head

Ghana
19th century
Terracotta with grey-ochre patina
26 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2009.43.1

Work acquired thanks to the support of the Bolloré group, Great benefactor of the society of Friends of the musée du quai Branly

 

 

 

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Claude Germain

crocodile, clan emblem 

Iatmul, middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Former Tristan Tzara collection
118 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2010.32.1

Work acquired thanks to the support of the Bolloré group, Great benefactor of the society of Friends of the musée du quai Branly

 

 

 

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2009 winner of the friends of the museum research grant - nahed ojjeh: gil bartholeyns


Research subject: The history of material culture in Europe: society, economy, objects seen in another light

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© Society of Friends of the Musée du Quai Branly, photograph Sylvie Ciochetto

2010 winner of the friends of the museum research grant - nahed ojjeh: gildas salmon

Research subject: "The spirit of peoples" and dissemination in Boasian ethnology, the American roots of structural anthropology

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© Society of Friends of the Musée du Quai Branly, photograph Sylvie Ciochetto

2011 winner of the friends of the museum research grant - nahed ojjeh: katerina kerestetzi

Research subject: The technology of belief: influences of material culture on the practice of paleo monte 

© musée du quai Branly
© musée du quai Branly

Winner of the Friends Society Research Grant – Nahed Ojjeh : Thomas Guindeuil

Research topic : Nutrition and Material Culture in Ethiopia

© Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly
© Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly

Winner of the Friends Society Research Grant – Nahed Ojjeh : Baptiste Gille

Research topic : Morphology study on supernatural beings

The Claude Lévi-Strauss Circle

Created in 2009 by the Friends of the musée du quai Branly, the Claude Lévi-Strauss Circle supports the enhancement of the collections and finances each year a study grant.

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Thierry Ollivier, Michel Urtado

sculpture named "human head on the roof of an ancestral house"

Indonesia, west Sumba, village of Lamboja
Stone
30 x 12 x 12 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2009.22.1

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Léo Delafontaine

upper sepik shield

Papua New Guinea
Collected by Emil Storrer between 1963 and 1966
Wood, pigments
197 x 142 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2010.22.1.

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© musée du quai Branly

the library of claude lévi-strauss

Photograph: view of the library of Claude Lévi-Strauss

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© musée du quai Branly, photograph Claude Germain

set of gan bronzes

Photograph: Twisted double snake head bracelet
Bronze
Loropeni region
14 cm x 16.5 cm
Inventory no.: 70.2011.19.2

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© Society of Friends of the Musée du Quai Branly, photograph Sylvie Ciochetto

winner of the 2010 claude lévi-strauss circle study grant: aurélie méric

Study of ritual offerings and objects collected by Louis Berthe and Claudine Friedberg at Tenganan Pegeringsingan

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winner of the 2011 claude lévi-strauss circle study grant: nicolas garnier

Project for the documentation of artistic objects and ethnographic material from Bougainville Island, in connection with the history and culture of the island

© Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly
© Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly

Winner of the 2012 Lévi-Strauss Circle Study Grant : Mataliwa Kulijaman

Research topic : « Timilikhem, "ce qui peut être inscrit" »

© Mylene Hengen
© Mylene Hengen

Winner of the 2013 Lévi-Strauss Study Grant : Mylen Hengen

Research topic : « The Southwest North American Collection at the musée du quai Branly : collaboration and exchange with the Smithsonian Institution »