The arts of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas now form part of the historical and artistic grand tour of the capital.
The Musée du quai Branly is an innovative cultural institution - museum, educational and research centre, and public living space all in one. Built on one of the last available sites in the heart of Paris, the architectural design of this original project is the work of Jean Nouvel.
A museum of non-Western arts
During the 20th century, non-Western arts started to be seen in museum collections. This development was largely thanks to cubist and fauvist artists, influenced by writers and critics from Apollinaire to Malraux, and in the wake of the work of such great anthropologists as Claude Lévi-Strauss. The idea of opening a museum in Paris in 2006, entirely devoted to the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and America gave shape to a worthy ambition - to enable a whole range of viewpoints, from the ethnologist's to the art historian's, to be brought to bear upon the artefacts in question, and bring official recognition to the place occupied by civilisations and cultural heritages of peoples often held apart from global culture today. Under the august patronage of UNESCO, the Musée du quai Branly has already welcomed over 3.5 million enthusiastic visitors to the Pavillon des Sessions, its 'branch' at the Musée du Louvre, since the year 2000.
37, quai Branly Zip code :
Paris - France
Area : Eiffel & Trocadéro
Website :Quai Branly Museum - Paris Opening hours :
From Tuesday to sunday 9:30am to 6 pm - Late opening on Thursday, friday and saturday until 9.30 p.m. Closed on Monday Prices :
Ticket 8.50 € (FT) / 6 € (RT) - A day at the Quai Branly: 10,00 € to 15,00 € - Audioguide is not included and should be booked on site
+33 (0)1 56 61 70 00
Phone 2 :
fax : + 33 (0)1 56 61 70 01
Metro : Iéna (line 9), Alma-Marceau (line 9), Pont de l’Alma (RER C), Bir Hakeim (line 6). Bus : line 42 Eiffel Tower stop; lines 63, 80, 92: Bosquet-Rapp stop; line 72 Musée d’art moderne – Palais de Tokyo stop