The opening of the musée du quai Branly, in June 2006, helped legiti mize long misunderstood cultures and finally made them accessible to a wider public. 300,000 works and objects from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas make up the collection of the museum, whose mission is to conserve, document and enrich.
As a resource of messages and potential connections between world cultures, the collection is a point of departure from which the museum has shaped its identity: that of a museum for the 21st Century with innovative architecture and museography, all in the heart of a major international capital.
The musée du quai Branly is a museum that does not claim to teach from a position of authority; rather, it sets out to create bridges between cultures, while encouraging curiosity and attracting visitors from different backgrounds with varied interests.
Within the museum, diverse skills and perspectives create the ideal context for the collection, giving rise to cultural, artistic and scientific proposals, from different levels of interpretation and approaches, be it via temporary exhibitions, performing arts, lectures or conferences.
The quality and renewal of this myriad of offerings depend upon the public making the museum their own and upon their desire to keep coming back. The dynamics of mediation between visitors and the collections, taking into account the vision of a given society at a given moment, opens up the dialogue to the key issues of our day: globalisation, our relationship towards “otherness” and the natural world.
NOTE : The combined ticket include tickets for the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition