Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
4.5
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Located close to the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly exhibits 3 500 works of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. This important collection makes the musée du quai Branly an unmissable place for discovering the art culture of the non-European world. The museum’s original and imposing architecture designed by Jean Nouvel and its wild garden created by the landscaper Gilles Clément combine to make it a pleasant and unique place. The museum is the fourth largest museum in Paris.
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  • Pont de l'Alma • 4 min walk
  • Alma – Marceau • 7 min walk
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Dolla Yo
Los Angeles, CA144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited this wonderful museum while an exhibit of Peru/Ayahuasca was running. We were so lucky to get tickets.
Be sure to have some app like google translate or similar so you can read the captions, it really helped.
Written 30 April 2024
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Philip K
United Kingdom159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Utterly fascinating museum. Allow plenty of time for your visit here - there's so much to see and marvel at. Almost too much, indeed!
Written 28 April 2024
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,366 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The opportunity that the Brandy Museum had to exhibit recently found artifacts from the Mexicas in Mexico City has unfortunately been missed on many different levels.
One might argue that the architecture of the museum itself is at fault yet the organization of the exhibition is deficient per se.
To get into the museum you cue to get a ticket, the entry to the exhibition is timed and you cue again.
Once you get your ticket examined you are promptly herded into an other cue awaiting the opening of a small auditorium.
Once admitted there and assuming you can get a scarce seat an insipid video is automatically inflicted upon you.
Thereafter there will be at least three more of those audiovisual ambushes creating bottlenecks and impossible to avoid.
Many of the artifacts displayed are of interest but they are commingled with quite a few from the Branly itself which is confusing.
Large crowds do not make the visit anymore appealing.
As a footnote the permanent collections of the Branly allow you to admire in a much more friendly environment an excellent selection of Mexican artifacts.
Written 27 April 2024
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Janev_Australia
Sydney, Australia865 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We are very interested in and knowledgable about West African and North African cultures and of course oceanic cultures.. we come from New Zealand and Australia.

We were very unimpressed with this museum. Sloppy, incomplete collections that were poorly displayed and explained. Very fragmentary displays

And then there us the elephant in the room. Most of these exhibits should be returned to the custodians of the cultures they come from

We were mightily unimpressed
Written 21 February 2024
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,555 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were quite impressed by the collection... superb examples of art and cultural artifacts from throughout the world. The wayfinding -- getting from one exhibit to another, and getting to the entrance, then to the actual museum -- was exceptionally bad... it seems the museum was built and designed for architectural purposes rather than for the ease of public viewing. Very long walk from the street to the ticket office (we already had tickets) and then even longer, uphill, to the museum entrance. And, then once inside, a long dark ramp to the actual exhibits. The exhibits themselves are not arranged in an organized manner... with the crisscrossing exhibition spaces, it seems easy to miss some of the art. Essentially, an annoying space in which to get to and then maneuver. However, the museum is blessed with outstanding works. Worth going for the art, even if it is frustrating.
Written 17 November 2023
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Venerosi
5,202 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We are museum lovers. We seek out museums wherever we go -- thinking that's where people protect many of the things they treasure most. The French, obviously, have been putting together massive collections of things they treasure for hundreds and hundreds of years, and we have enjoyed visiting many of them over and over during the course of many visits to France over many decades.

We really enjoyed seeing the Musee du Quai Branly's collection of Mexican art, American Indian art, and African art. They are very special. But the museum is a disaster. You have to walk long distances to get from the entrance on the quai to the ticket office, and then from the ticket office to the museum entrance, and then up a ridiculously long ramp from the entrance to any of the exhibits.

All the spaces are deliberately dark. We both constantly worried about banging into exhibits, other people, and who knows what.

There are two lifts. You can use one to go down two flights of stairs from the entrance to the level where the toilets are hidden -- with no signs to give directions. You cannot use either lift to go up to the exhibits. But you can use one to descend from the exhibits back to the entrance.

As you climb the ramp from the entrance there are massive collections of stuff on your right, but you can't see anything.

There are ample descriptions of the displays -- in French. Some minimal descriptions in English. The big problem is that to read the beginnings of the descriptions, you have to be about seven feet tall.

In short, if you have a passion for Mexican, Native American, African, and/or the art of Oceania, this is very much a must-see. But be prepared to stumble around trying to find what you're looking for and to make do with partial explanations of what you're looking at, unless you read French and unless you're seven feet tall.
Written 7 November 2023
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53MSG
New York City, NY286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a collection of artefacts! All from erstwhile French Colonies in South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Barely place to walk. Though really, these should be back in the countries they were taken from. There's one collection donated by some doctor who worked in the Indo-China French colonies. Granted that had they not been here, they would not have been carefully preserved and more likely sold to private collectors by the various regimes after independence.

We actually went for the Kehinde Wiley Collection of Portraits of African Heads of State. The short film provided an explanation on how he went about it. Just a wonderful exhibit. Wiley also painted President Obama.

There was a history of Bollywood Cinema. Stunningly curated together with the history and evolution of film and film shows in India.
Written 22 October 2023
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Polly
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
There were nteresting objects brilliantly displayed. Beautiful garden. I would visit again. Easy to get to.
Written 13 October 2023
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Tom S
Melbourne, Australia152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Extraordinary collection of anthropological wonder. Wonderful gardens. This is a hidden gem adjacent to the Eiffel Tower. Forget the metal work, come here instead. But allow a good 2 hours.
Written 5 October 2023
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Bob R
Belgrade, Serbia605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Really amazing museum! Different from others which is a big plus. Masks and other works of art from Africa and Oceania are my favorites.
Written 9 September 2023
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