The Quai Branly museum or museum of arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and of Americas (non occidental civilizations) is located on the quai Branly in the VIIth district of Paris, next to the Eiffel tower and in the same district of the hotel Montalemebert (in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, the Left Bank).
A large number of donors allowed the development of this project about “prime arts”; this art was not well represented before the creation of the Quai Branly museum. There are more than 3.500 objects exposed, selected in a collection of 300.000. There is a frequent and progressive turnover of the items to preserve the pieces of art but also to expose the large collections to the public and show the new acquisitions.
In addition to the permanent collections there are until the 22th of Septembery this ephemera exhibition:
- Charles Ratton, L'Invention des Arts "Primitifs". Collector Charles Ratton had been a key player in the receipt of primitive African, American and Oceanian arts in the 1930s to the 60s.
This temporary exhibition gathers more than 200 pieces of art of this great art collector. Thanks to his numerous acquisitions, the occidental population discovered and started to show interest to this art which was new to them.
37, quai Branly
Phone: 01 56 61 70 00
Access to the museum:
* Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm, opening of the billetery at 9:30am (Sunday at 10:30am), closure at 6:00pm
* Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, opening of the billetery at 9:30am, closure at 8:00pm