By Hélène Joubert, Head curator responsible for the African Heritage Collections of the quai Branly Museum
The quai Branly museum has been quick to follow in the footsteps of the Louvre, Beaubourg and the Musée d’Orsay, and is now one of the greatest French museums. The museum’s fame rests on the richness and diversity of its collections, which have been created and enriched over the years by explorers, adventurers, businessmen, missionaries, soldiers, administrators, ethnologists, researchers, collectors, art-lovers, curators and art dealers. These collective and individual contributions have shaped the museum’s unique character, and confirmed its position in 19th to 21st century history. This talk will retrace the history of these acquisitions from 1878 to the present day.
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