About the Museum
Musée du quai Branly, view of the Africa Zone
Exterior View, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Musée du quai Branly, lobby
Musée du quai Branly, Graphic Arts Box, photographs by the 2013 Photoquai Residency laureate Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo as part of the 2015 Photoquai Biennale
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)