Total Corporate Foundation
the exhibitions "Présence africaine", "Artists of Abomey", "the Congo River" and "Dogon"
A partner of the musée du quai Branly from 2008 onwards, the Total Corporate Foundation makes its entry into the Founding Patrons'Circle of the museum by extending its support to the museum's cycle of African exhibitions: the exhibitions Présence africaine and Artists of Abomey in November 2009 and the exhibition The Congo River in 2010. This patronage also deals with the exhibition Dogon and the programming earmarked for publics from the social field and the diasporas related to this exhibition: de quai à quai, and Nigeria, arts of the Benue valley in 2012.
The commitment of the Total Corporate Foundation
As the enhancement of the image of the arts and traditions of the countries in which it develops its business is close to its heart, Total quite naturally approached the musée du quai Branly through its corporate Foundation.
The Total Corporate Foundation, just as the musée du quai Branly, wishes to favour the dialogue between cultures.While encouraging artists faced with the issues undermining the present day world, the Total Corporate Foundation also engages itself in a dialogue with society and strives to extend access to culture to everyone. This approach was concretized right from 2008 onwards with the support that it extended to the «artistic creation projects» programme and through the exhibition Upside Down, les Arctiques.
Between 2009 and 2011, Total commits itself to participate in the enhancement of the image of African cultures by the side of the musée du quai Branly.
The first distributor-refiner of petroleum products in Africa, Total is also the first major player involved in exploration and production business there. Present in Africa from 1932 onwards, the Group is established today in around fifty odd countries of the continent.
Therefore the Total Corporate Foundation decided to reinforce its commitment with the musée du quai Branly by supporting the exhibitions Présence africaine and Artists of Abomey in November 2009 and the exhibition The Congo River in 2010, thereby making its entry into the Founding Patrons'Circle of the musée du quai Branly. In 2011 this involvement deals with the exhibition Dogon and the programming earmarked for publics from the social milieu and Diasporas linked to this exhibition: de quai à quai, and Nigeria, arts of the Benue valley in 2012.
The Total Corporate Foundation is a partner of the artistic creation projects at the musée du quai Branly.
The Total Corporate Foundation has committed its help to the musée du quai Branly in implementing these projects for a period of three years.
Renewed every year, this programme enables contemporary Non-European artists to propose creation projects based on their own perception.
The selected artists are then invited to showcase their works at the musée du quai Branly in Paris.
The winners of the 2011 projects are:
- Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria)
- Joao Castilko (Brésil)
- Hak Kim (Cambodge)
The winners of the 2010 projects were:
- Roberto Caceres (Pérou)
- Fiona Pardington (Nouvelle-Zélande)
- Cinthya Soto Calvo (Costa Rica)Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria)
The winners of the 2009 projects were:
- Pablo Bartholomew (India)
- Wayne Liu (Taiwan / United States)
The winners of the 2008 projects were:
- Lourdes Grobet (Mexico)
- Sammy Baloji (the Democratic Republic of Congo)
- Wu Qi (China)
Through its partnership with the musée du quai Branly, the Total Corporate Foundation intends to reinforce its action in the cultural domain in favour of the cultures of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
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Journée des associations
Initiée avec le concours de la Fondation Total, la Journée des associations du musée du quai Branly illustre et prolonge un engagement commun pour développer des passerelles entre culture et solidarité, et ainsi contrer la mécanique de l’exclusion.
Chaque année depuis trois ans, plus de 700 visiteurs en situation de vulnérabilité sociale et économique, éloignés des musées, sont accueillis afin de pouvoir découvrir le musée du quai Branly, ses expositions et ses activités dans des conditions privilégiées grâce à un dispositif de médiation adapté.
Cette initiative permet d’appréhender le musée comme un lieu d’apprentissage, de rencontre et de partage, accessible et accueillant.
En 2013, ce sont près de 50 associations qui, accompagnées par des structures partenaires telles que les Restos du Cœur, le Secours populaire et Emmaüs, ont participé à cette journée.
the Total Corporate Foundation
Created in 1992, today, the Total Corporate Foundation develops its programmes around three themes:
· Culture, through an important partnership with the Fondation du Patrimoine which disseminate world cultures in France.
· Solidarity, through two complementary programmes: the prevention of pandemic diseases along with the Institut Pasteur, in the countries where the Group is established and in France the fight against social exclusion and more specifically school evictions.
· Environment, and more specifically, the protection of marine biodiversity through research, protection programmes for endangered species and awareness raising actions.