Quai Branly Museum
This recently opened museum imagined by French architect Jean Nouvel is dedicated to Primitive Art (from Africa, Asia, America or Oceania.)
The collections comprise about 300 000 artefacts, many from the museum of Mankind (250 000 artefacts from the ethnology department) and from the National Museum of African and Oceanic art (25 000 artefacts).
Non Western art has taken a major place in many museums over the course of the 20th century: an evolution due to the contribution of Fauvism and Cubist artists. In France it was also under the impulse writers and critics such as Apollinaire or Malraux, and on the trail of great anthropologists such as Claude Lévi-Strauss.
Placed under the patronage of the UNESCO, the Quai Branly Museum offers visitors a vision on artistic and ethnologic artefacts. This is an official recognition of the civilisations and the artistic heritage of populations previously left aside from the world’s cultural scene.
Address: 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris