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A meeting ground for cultures of the world / La où les cultures dialoguent
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.
Opened in June 2006, the Musée d'Arts et de Civilisations brings together the collections from the Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie and those from the ethnology lab at the Musée de l'Homme.
The idea of opening a museum in Paris, devoting entirely its 39,000 sq.m to the permanent exhibition of various works of African, American, Asian and Oceanic arts and cultures gave shape to a worthy ambition - to enable a whole range of viewpoints, from the ethnologist's to the art historians, 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
A themed section of 750 sq.m focuses on universal existential question (man's relationship with the invisible, powerful figures, the life cycle, wealth, exchanges and currency, man's relationship with the natural environment, etc.). Exhibitions on the 600 sq.m mezzanine alternately present different views on various aspects of these heritages which have been unknown for too long.