History of the acquisitions of the African collections of the quai Branly Museum


Head curator Responsible for the African Heritage Collections of the Musée du quai Branly

The development of the sub-Saharan African collections at the Musée du quai Branly: tracing trends and policies in the history of acquisitions; A catalogue of works from the African collections of the Musée du quai Branly accompanies this talk that will retrace the history of acquisitions in France from 1878, when the Ethnographic Museum opened in the Trocadéro, to the present day. The Musée du quai Branly has been quick to follow in the footsteps of the Louvre, Beaubourg and the Musée d’Orsay, and now enjoys worldwide recognition for the richness and diversity of its collections, the quality of its exhibitions and the number of visitors it attracts each year. The museum’s reputation stems primarily from the geographic and cultural breadth of its collections. These have been created and enriched over the years by the individual and collective efforts of explorers, adventurers, businessmen, missionaries, soldiers, administrators, ethnologists, researchers, collectors, art-lovers, curators and art dealers, who have all contributed to the museum’s unique character, and its firm position in 19th to 21st century history.

Language : FR


In partnership with : TRIBAL ART Magazine


Avec le soutien du Service culturel de l'Ambassade de France en Belgique