Collections spaces


Exhibition spaces (only for visits)

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 exhibit 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: exceptional and passionate videos contain information on masks and tapa cloth from Oceania, costumes from Asia, musical instruments and textiles from Africa! 

Permanent exhibit area

  • Capacity: 1,000 visitors
  • Area: 5,300 sq.m.
  • Level: 2

East Mezzanine

The East Mezzanine holds the “dossier” exhibits – 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 sq.m.
  • Level: 3

West Mezzanine

The West Mezzanine presents anthropology exhibits 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 sq.m.
  • Level: 3

Galerie Jardin

Gently ovoid in shape, the whiteness of the Galerie Jardin creates a departure from the museum building and thus emphasises its location. It hosts temporary international exhibits twice a year. This large space is designed to be altered as required. 

  • Capacity: 400 visitors
  • Area: 2,000 sq.m.
  • Level: 0

Le plateau des collections. La Rivière

La "Rivière" (parcours muséographique destiné à un large public et plus particulèrement aux personnes en situation de handicap) a été réalisée grâce au mécénat de Schneider Electric.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Nicolas Borel