Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

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Musée du quai Branly, view of the Africa Zone

Interior, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Musée du quai Branly, view of the Africa Zone
© Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Photo: Cyril Zannettacci

Musée du quai Branly, view of the Africa Zone

Musée du quai Branly. Le plateau des collections. Vue sur la zone Afrique. Janvier 2013. Vitrine AF 120 (AF120) objets présentés : 71.1941.13.12 71.1897.39.1.1-2 73.1963.0.192 73.1963.0.195 73.1963.0.197 73.1963.0.198 71.1884.37.22 71.1886.79.4 71.1886.79.6
Exterior View, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
© Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Photo: Roland Halbe

Exterior View, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Musée du quai Branly, lobby
© Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Photo: Nicolas Borel

Musée du quai Branly, lobby

Musée du quai Branly. Bâtiment Musée. Vue intérieure. Hall d'accueil. Décembre 2007.
Musée du quai Branly, Graphic Arts Box, photographs by the 2013 Photoquai Residency laureate Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo as part of the 2015 Photoquai Biennale
© Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Photo: Gautier Deblonde

Musée du quai Branly, Graphic Arts Box, photographs by the 2013 Photoquai Residency laureate Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo as part of the 2015 Photoquai Biennale

Musée du quai Branly. La boîte Arts Graphiques. Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo. 21 septembre 2015. Présentation des photographies du lauréat 2013 de la Résidence de Photoquai dans le cadre de la Biennale de Photoquai 2015.

Opened in 2006, the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac was born out of the collections of the Musée de l’Homme (Museum of Man) and the Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie (National Museum of African and Oceanian Art), whose collections in turn originated from the 19th-century Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro. Today the museum has over 370,000 objects, 700,000 iconographical pieces and more than 200,000 reference works. The museum is one of the richest institutions dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of non-European arts and culture in the world. Its collections include works from the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century.

(Photo: Roland Halbe, © Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac)

Collection Highlights


Editor: Roberto Marks, Photographer: Anonymous

Recuerdos de Chile, Fotografia Marks
Reliquary guardian statuette

Dada Khalifa

Mask of Achoura worn by the "zaluqiu"
Pair of women's boots with scroll and spiral decoration

Myrlande Constant

Bawson Banner
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac: Collection Highlights

Editor: Roberto Marks, Photographer: Anonymous

Recuerdos de Chile, Fotografia Marks, 1885-1895
album, blue linen cover, pages mounted on red canvas tabs, prints on aristotype paper, album: 24.5 cm x 19 cm x 2.6 cm; prints : 21.5 cm x 16 cm and 22 cm x 6.5 cm
© Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Reliquary guardian statuette, before 1942
brass, copper, wood, 40.1 cm x 32.3 cm x 6.4 cm
Photo: Claude Germain © Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Dada Khalifa

Mask of Achoura worn by the "zaluqiu", 1954
palm scion, kaolin, goat hair and bones, cotton , 15.4 cm x 40 cm x 6 cm
Photo: Cyril Zannettacci © Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Pair of women's boots with scroll and spiral decoration, second half of 19th century
fish skin, 25.4 cm x 26 cm x 15 cm
Photo: Claude Germain © Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Myrlande Constant

Bawson Banner, 2005
synthetic fibres, glass and plastic pearls and sequins on satin, 149 cm x 124 cm
Photo: Claude Germain © Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

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