overviewMusée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac (French pronunciation: [myze dy kɛ bʁɑ̃li]) in Paris, France is a museum that houses the indigenous arts and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The museum collection includes 450,000 objects, of which 3500 are on display at any given time, both in permanent and temporary thematic exhibitions. A number of objects from the museum are also displayed in the Louvre Pavillon des Sessions.
The Quai Branly Museum opened in 2006 and is the newest of the largest museums in Paris. It reached 1.15 million visitors in 2016. It is jointly run by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and serves as both a museum and a research centre. The Musée du quai Branly is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower and the Pont de l'Alma. The nearest Paris Métro and RER stations are Alma - Marceau and Pont de l'Alma. National art museum in France. Paris is on the banks of the Seine Branly (Que Branly). Unlike the Louvre museum and the Musée d'Orsay, President Chirac, based heavily on European art, was designed by President Chirac as an art museum focusing on cultural diversity and non-Western civilization. Construction started in 1995 and opened in June 2006. The design is by architect Nouvel. It deals with the collections of the museum of people in the Palais de Chaillot in Trocadéro square and has about 300,000 items of cultural anthropology such as arts and crafts in Africa, Oceania and Asia, cultural anthropology such as musical instruments, rituals and daily necessities.
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