Exhibition spaces

Collections © musée du quai Branly, photo by Lois Lammerhuber

 

 

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Permanent Exhibition Area

A continuous geographical journey around 3500 artefacts from all four corners of the world.

Designed by the architect, Jean Nouvel, the Museum permanently displays 3500 works over a surface area of 5300 m². It also dedicates 3500 m² to temporary exhibitions. The hiring of our spaces may be accompanied by a visit - private or public - of the Collections and/or Temporary Exhibitions Spaces.  

The Collections Space is a unique and open space that presents 3500 works displayed according to four geographic areas: Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The museography plunges the works into a dark, poetic, emotional and disorientating environment that breaks with traditional museoligical practices. The focus is on the historic depth of the cultures that are represented and the diverse meanings of the works on display. 

Capacity: 1000 visitors

Area : 5300 m2

Level: 2

 

 

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Permanent collections and “La Rivière” [The River] supported by Schneider Electric © musée du quai Branly, photo by Nicolas Borel
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Permanent collections © musée du quai Branly, photo by Lois Lammerhuber

East mezzanine

The East Mezzanine hosts exhibitions that draw their material from works in the collections and stores of the musée du quai Branly and presents them from a thematic perspective.

 


Capacity: 150 visitors

Area: 700 m2

Level: 3

 

 

 

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East Mezzanine, exhibition “Présence Africaine” [African Presence] with support from Fondation Total © musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck
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East Mezzanine, exhibition “Présence Africaine” [African Presence] with support from Fondation Total and M.-C and L. Zinsou © musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck

West mezzanine

The West Mezzanine presents anthropology exhibitions dedicated to the major themes that structure relationships between people. They encourage the visitor to reflect on universal questions: to create, to believe, to initiate, to grow, to conquer…

 

Capacity: 150 visitors

Area: 750 m2

Level: 3

 

 

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West mezzanine © musée du quai Branly, photo by Nicolas Borel
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West mezzanine © musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck

Jardin Gallery

The Garden Gallery is located beneath the access ramp to the Collections Area. Its curving and white silhouette contrasts with the rest of the Museum and thus highlights its vocation which consists in hosting two temporary international exhibitions per year. This large space is designed to be altered as required.

 

Capacity: 400 visitors

Area: 2000 m2

Level : 0

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exhibition "Upside Down, the Arctic" - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
Exhibition "Upside Down, Les Arctiques", with support from Fondation Total and Rock Foundation © Musée du quai Branly, photo by Jacques Rostand
exhibition "Teotihuacan" - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
© Musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck