Art & Culture

With Thanks to Jacques Chirac – Musee du Quai Branly

Though there are hundreds museums in Paris, Musee du Quai Branly can be called as one of the most original and popular not only in the capital but in all across France. And it could sound strange but this year the museum celebrates just first ten years of its life.

Musee du Quai Branly (the museum of “non-west” art) was established by the President Jacques Chirac, who decided to merge two big collections located at that time in Paris – an ethnographic department of the Museum of Man (Musee de l’Homme) and the National Museum of the Arts of Africa and Oceania.

In spite of hot discussions on suitability of a new museum to the detriment of two another ones, history shows the president Chirac decision was right and the museum had won its worth place at the map of Paris sights.

And now, in 2016, Musee du Quai Branly, celebrating its 10 year anniversary, thanks Jacques Chirac with a special exhibition dedicated to its founder.

Visit the museum, the exibition promises to be wonderful!