Quai Branly Museum

museum for the traditional art of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas in Paris, France

The Quai Branly Museum, known in French as the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac (French pronunciation: ​[myze dy ke bʁɑ̃li ʒak ʃiʁak]), is a museum in Paris. It displays art and culture from indigenous civilisations of Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. Quai Branly opened on 23 June 2006.[1] It holds the collections of the old Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, which is now closed. It contains 267,000 objects in its permanent collection. Of these, 3500 items are on display.

Sculpture of Poubi Lai, being displayed in the Quai Branly Museum in 2010.
View of its African exhibits
  1. Sally Price (2007) Paris Primitive: Jacques Chirac's Museum on the Quai Branly. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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