At the end of the ‘ramp’, the long winding walkway that spirals up from the reception hall, the permanent collections area presents the great geographical regions in which the Musée du quai Branly’s remarkable collections originated: Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The visitor makes his way fluidly across them, taking in the major crossroads between civilisations and cultures: Asia-Oceania, Insulindia, and Mashreck-Maghreb.
The 5,450 artefacts are presented so as to highlight the historical depth of the cultures that produced them, and the many different meanings that the works themselves possess. The museography encourages the visitor to take the time to inform himself on major thematic areas: masks and tapa in Oceania, costume in Asia, and African musical instruments and textiles form the subjects of a series of fascinating video presentations.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday from 11 - 7pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday open until 9pm, closed on Mondays.
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The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution.
The museum is devoted to the religions of Ancient Egypt, Classical Antiquity and Asia.
The Museum opened in 1961 with a core of works from the modern collections of the Petit Palais, enriched by the collectors Sarmiento, Amos and Vollard
Jour et Nuit Culture is an association of multicultural artists
Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, the Grand Palais has the largest glass roof in Europe. Major exhibitions are held in the Galleries.