Surrounded by trees on the banks of the Seine, this museum, housed in an extraordinary building by Jean Nouvel, is a vast showcase for non-European cultures. Dedicated to the ethnic art of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas, it joins together the collections of the Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie and the Laboratoire d'Ethnologie du Musée de l'Homme, as well as contemporary indigenous art. Treasures include a tenth-century anthropomorphic Dogon statue from Mali, Vietnamese costumes, Gabonese masks, Aztec statues, Peruvian feather tunics, and rare frescoes from Ethiopia.
Musée du Quai Branly
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- 37 quai Branly
- €8.50; €6 reductions; free under-18s. Temporary exhibitions €7; €5 reductions; free under-18s, all 1st Sun of mth.
- Opening hours:
- 11am-7pm Tue, Wed, Sun; 11am-9pm Thur-Sat
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