Musee du Quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum), Paris

Musee du Quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum), Paris

The Musee du Quai Branly features indigenous art from the Americas, Oceania, Africa, and Asia. The Musee du Quai Branly opened in 2006 and is Paris's newest major museum. This impressive collection boasts more than a million objects. President Jacques Chirac spearheaded the drive to create this fabulous museum.

The Musee du Quai Branly has four buildings, a theatre, and a massive garden.

Upon entering the main building, visitors will be greeted by an enormous Moai ancestor carving from Easter Island. Indigenous art on display includes masks, tapestries, and textiles from Africa. The Asian collection features the back of a seat of honor from Sumatra. Visitors will also find figurines and masks from India and textiles from China.

In the Americas collection, admire Mayan artifacts from AD 600, Aztec sculptures, and Canadian totem poles. The Oceania collection features figurines from Papua New Guinea, masks from Vanuatu, and Māori sculptures from New Zealand.

The garden features small gardens, sweet streams, gently rolling hills, sparkling pools, and charming groves. The garden is protected from street noise by a high wall of plate glass. The remarkable green wall covers over 800 square meters of the exterior wall as living plants take over the wall.

The Musee du Quai Branly is the fourth largest museum in Paris. Its modern design, one-of-a-kind exhibits, and natural gardens create a unique experience.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Sight Name: Musee du Quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum)
Sight Location: Paris, France (See walking tours in Paris)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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