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27 August

Exhibition spaces

Collections © musée du quai Branly, photo Lois Lammerhuber

 

 

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Collections area

Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the museography has a permanent display of 3,500 pieces on 5,300 m² and has nearly 3,500 m² of temporary exhibitions. Each privatization might include with a visit, private or not, of the collections area temporary exhibitions.

The collections area is a unique and open space home to a collection of 3,500 pieces arranged in four geographical area: Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The museography veils the pieces in a shadowy light that instills poetry, emotion and disorientation and breaks with traditional museums. The focus is shifted to the historical depth of the cultures as well as on the signification diversity of the pieces.

 

 

 

ouvrir et télécharger le plan du plateau des collections permanentes (pdf, 849 Ko, nouvelle fenêtre)

 

 

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Collections area. The "River" created with the patronage of Schneider Electric © musée du quai Branly, photo Nicolas Borel
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Collections area © musée du quai Branly, photo Lois Lammerhuber

East mezzanine

In the East mezzanine, case exhibitions are based on collections and on the 300,000 pieces kept in the museum’s reserve and presented in the East Mezzanine under specific themes.

 

 

 

 

ouvrir et télécharger le plan de la mezzanine Est (pdf, 721 Ko, nouvelle fenêtre)

 

 

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East mezzanine, exhibition "African Presence", with the patronage of Fondation Total © musée du quai Branly, photo Antoine Schneck
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East mezzanine, exhibition " Abomey Artists'", with the patronage of Fondation Total and M.-C. and L. Zinsou © musée du quai Branly, photo Antoine Schneck

West mezzanine

The West mezzanine is the venue for anthropology exhibitions on the main structuring themes of human relationships that encourage visitors to ponder great universal questions: creation, belief, initiation, growth, conquest…

 

 

 

ouvrir et télécharger le plan de la mezzanine Ouest (pdf, 721 Ko, nouvelle fenêtre)

 

 

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

Garden Gallery

The Garden Gallery is located under the access ramp leading to the Collections area. Its soft lines and whiteness break with the rest of the museum and accentuate its mission: hold two yearly international temporary exhibitions. This vast space on the ground floor is designed to modulate and adapt to different scenographies.

 

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ouvrir et télécharger le plan de la galerie Jardin (pdf, 859 Ko, nouvelle fenêtre)

 

 

exhibition "Upside Down, the Arctic" - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
exhibition "Upside Down, the Arctic", with the patronage of Fondation Total and Rock Foundation © musée du quai Branly, photo Jacques Rostand
exhibition "Teotihuacan" - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
exhibition "Teotihuacan" © musée du quai Branly, photo Antoine Schneck