Pavillon des sessions

Pavillon des sessions © musée du quai Branly, photo by Arnaud Baumann (detail)

 Opened in 2000, the Pavillon des Sessions is located to the south of the Louvre Palace, between the Flore and Denon wings and exhibits 120 masterpieces carefully selected by Jacques Kerchache. The opening of the Pavillon des Sessions marked an important turning point in the history of the Western perception of the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The distinctive interior architecture of this 1200 m2 space was designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Stripped-back, with simple volumes, limited partitions, and bathed in light filtered by mesh screens of silvery bronze, this space is both modern and faithful to the original architectural values of the Louvre for displaying works to their full extent.

 

Capacity: Pavillon des Sessions: 300 guests
Hall des Lions: standing reception for up to 300 guests
Availability: every evening except Wednesday and Friday

 

 

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Pavillon des Sessions © Musée du quai Branly, photo by Arnaud Baumann
Pavillon des sessions - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
Pavillon des Sessions © Musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck
Pavillon des sessions - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
Pavillon des Sessions © Musée du quai Branly, photo by Antoine Schneck
Pavillon des sessions - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
Pavillon des Sessions © Musée du quai Branly, photo by Arnaud Baumann