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Temporary exhibitions

"Teotihuacan, cité des Dieux" (Theotihuacan, city of gods), exhibition from October 2009 to January 2010 ©musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
"Teotihuacan, cité des Dieux" (Theotihuacan, city of gods), exhibition from October 2009 to January 2010 ©musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck

International exhibitions in the Garden Gallery

The 2000m² space of the Garden Gallery welcomes treasures from across the world during exhibitions which investigate both traditional cultures and contemporary perspectives. Each exhibition, presented during spring and fall, presents a completely new scenography in order to continue to surprise the visitor.  

“Thematic” exhibitions on the est mezzanine

"Thematic” exhibitions display works from the Museum’s collections in a thematic conext. The Museum's reserves contain nearly 300 000 objects and 700 000 photographs, engravings and ancient books. 



Anthropological exhibitions on the west mezzanine

This space welcomes experimental exhibitions created exclusively by the Museum and displayed for long periods of time. The exhibitions focus on major themes that structure relationships between people and encourage the visitor to reflect on great, universal notions of creation, belief, initiation, development, conquest...


The Musée du Quai Branly created Photoquai, a biennial exhibitions of pictures from all around the World, which alternates with the Month of Photography.

Photoquai aims to reveal to the Parisian and international public the images of photographers and artists from all over the world. This international festival now reveals today’s talents from all over the world.

Each exhibition focuses on one specific country and presents the work of around fifty artists from all over the world on the Seine's riverbanks, in the Garden and in the Museum exhibition spaces. It is also displayed within several partner institutions. 

Les résidences de Photoquai

Un programme de résidences de photographes permet chaque année à plusieurs artistes contemporains d’Afrique, d’Asie, d’Océanie et des Amériques de proposer un projet photographique en lien avec le dialogue des cultures, et en cohérence avec une trajectoire esthétique personnelle. Les œuvres réalisées par les lauréats sont présentées dans le cadre de la Biennale Photoquai, sous la forme d’une exposition, d’une rencontre, d’une projection.