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.

At the exit of the “ramp”, the long winding ribbon spiralling up from the entrance hall, the permanent exhibition area presents the large geographical areas from which the museum’s exceptional collections of originate. Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The display of 3500 artefacts highlights the historical depth of the cultures presented and the diversity of meaning of the objects. The museum invites visitors to pause and learn more about significant themes: videos and exceptional and passionate contain information on masks and tapa cloth from Oceania, costumes from Asia, musical instruments and textiles from Africa!

 

Capacity: 1000 visitors

Area : 5,300 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 holds exhibitions that draw their material from works in the collections and stores of the Musée du quai Branly and present them on a thematic basis.

 


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

Gently ovoid in shape, the whiteness of the Jardin Gallery creates a departure from the museum building and thus emphasises its location. It hosts temporary international exhibitions twice a 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