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About Musée du quai Branly
The French capital is home to one of the finest museums in art and culture, the Musée du quai Branly, located near the historical Eiffel Tower, in Paris. Tagged as MQB, the museum exhibits large collections of ethnic art and culture, from traditional natives of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America. Named after the quay streetscape of Seine, and Scientist Édouard Branly, the museum welcomed 1.15 million sightseers in 2016.
Opened in 2006, the museum holds nearly 450,000 antique artifacts, and in the present-day 3,500 antique curios are on display for the public. Recognized as one of the leading cultural institutions in Paris, the museum designed by French Architect Jean Nouvel, and the 2-hectare garden designed by landscape architect Gilles Clément, reflects a growing wilderness, in the fast growing Parisian City.
Built during the office tenure of Jacques Chirac, former President of France, the museum celebrates the cultural arts of Asian, American, Oceania, and the African natives. The museum collections are both permanent and temporary, to educate the visitors, about the culture of non-European civilizations and their influence on the world heritage.
In the present day, the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs runs the museum, and aids in conducting research and learning, for higher education and expansion. The variety of amusing collections at the Musée du quai Branly includes photographs, antique relics, musical instruments, woven draperies, and eclectic keepsakes.
The museum spread over 320,000 square feet, has four buildings, lush garden, theatre, library, restaurants, book centre, and a mediatheque for visitors. Major highlight of the museum is the roof terrace, spanning over 3,000 square feet, the largest in Paris, along with a feature green vegetation wall, designed by botanist Patrick Blanc, and built entirely of 150 different varieties of lush living plants and creepers. Other buildings include the Auvent, and the rue de l’Université, holding archives of photographs and sound records.
Easily accessed by all modes of public transportation, the museum is close by the Paris Metro and Alma – Marceau and Pont de l’Alma, Stations. Busiest during the weekends, and best visited on Mondays, the museum tickets cost €9 for adults, and is free for youth aged under 25, and tickets cost €8 for guided tours, and for audio guides €5. The entry is free for citizens, holding the Paris Pass and the Museum Pass, and during the first Sunday of every month. Visitors can buy tickets at the entrance or online using major credit cards. Tickets cannot be cancelled, withdrawn or exchanged. If you are a regular visitor, become a Adhesion member to enjoy unlimited entry, discounts and other benefits. There are also passes for teachers, researchers and students.
The Musée du quai Branly is open daily from 11am -7pm, except Mondays, 25 Dec and 1 May, and closes at 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Admission is free for the Museum gardens, and opens from 9:15am-7:30pm from Tue-Sun, and 9:15am-9:15pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.For more information or queries on tickets, timings, events, parking, or others, reach the Quai Branly Museum support.