Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly – 75007 Paris
At first glance, a museum dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, and Oceania might seem shocking with its collection of pieces from all over the world. In reality the Quai Branly Museum, is still brand new, having been inaugurated in June 2006, it is above all a veritable scientific and artistic platform and its goal is the preservation and recognition of the arts of the five continents. Researchers, students, artists and visitors make this singular museum come alive. In addition to a permanent collection of 3,500 pieces shown over a 5000 m2 exhibition space divided by continent, and having at its disposition another space for temporary expositions, this museum is fortunate enough to incorporate a theater and a projection room. More than an exhibition centre, this is a real life space designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. A building simultaneously futuristic and rooted on the banks of the Seine, surrounded by an impressive garden wall. A living space where one can easily spend an entire day.