Fondation EDF

The Museum's lighting was created by the artist and lighting visual artist, Yann Kersalé

The following areas incorporate lighting:

  • glass boarding
  • central building
  • pools in rue de l'Université
  • pools on the Museum Terrace
  • the Vertical Garden
  • the Open Air Theater
  • all of the garden paths leading to the Museum
  • the fire escape and access to the Museum restaurant

The lighting equipment has been integrated into the architecture in most of these areas.

Through its Fondation created in 1987, EDF acts to develop patronage initiatives in the world of culture, involving particularly the enhancement of heritage.

EDF wanted to lend its support to the musée du quai Branly and associate its name with the museum's lighting. The Fondation EDF is now a member of the Founding Patrons' Circle of the Museum and is assisting the institution's emergence.

garden lighting
garden lighting © musée du quai Branly, photos by Nicolas Borel
garden lighting

Drawing attention to a Moai head in the heart of the Museum

The Fondation EDF carries out solidarity work that is as much societal as it is environmental. Its sponsorship reflects and values the diversity that is at work in nature and in our societies.

In 2008, it dedicated an exhibition to Easter Island in its Cultural Space in Paris. As a follow-up to this demonstration - which allowed a broad public to discover the civilization, its history and its heritage - it has the pleasure of supporting the presentation of a Moai head, an exceptional object of world heritage, in the entry hall of the musée du quai Branly.

movement of the Moai head on December 7, 2009 - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
movement of the Moai head on December 7, 2009 © musée du quai Branly, photos by Cyril Zannettacci
movement of the Moai head on December 7, 2009 - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
movement of the Moai head on December 7, 2009 - Click to enlarge, open in a new window

Upon the occasion of this commitment the Fondation EDF filmed the transport and installation operations of the Moai head and interviewed Stéphane Martin, President of the musée du quai Branly. Discover these two videos below:

Interview de Stéphane Martin sur la volonté du musée de représenter et faire connaitre toutes les cultures non occidentales ; EDF est un grand mécène depuis l'ouverture du musée, avec la mise en lumière du jardin.