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Quai Branly Museum

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View of its African exhibits

The Musée du quai Branly (French pronunciation: [my.ze dy ke bʁ]) is a museum in Paris. It is known in English as the Quai Branly Museum, nicknamed MQB. It displays art and culture from indigenous civilisations of Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. Quai Branly opened on 23 June 2006.[1] It holds the collections of the old Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, which is now closed. It contains 267,000 objects in its permanent collection. Of these, 3500 items are on display.


  1. Sally Price (2007) Paris Primitive: Jacques Chirac's Museum on the Quai Branly. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Coordinates: 48°51′39″N 2°17′51″E / 48.86083°N 2.29750°E / 48.86083; 2.29750