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The Quai Branly Museum

The Quai Branly Museum

The Quai Branly Museum is devoted to the primitive art, cultures and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Close to the Hotel Lutetia, the building was designed by the famous architect, Jean Nouvel, and is located in the 7th district of Paris , at the foot of the Eiffel Tower .

Access to the museum is through the lovely garden designed by Gilles Clément, on the Quai Branly side, or from the Rue de l'Université. Entrance to the museum involves walking up a 160-meter ramp the artist uses to transport us from one world to another. Conceived of as the grounds for a rite-of-passage, the unusual architecture of the Quai Branly Museum , through its colors and shapes, is intended to foster dialogue and create a continuum between the different geographic zones. Visitors will pass through the various collections made up of major works and precious backgrounds, such as the amazingly rich textiles collection of 25,000 pieces from four continents and the musicology collection, which covers every family of musical instruments, including numerous instruments from the pre-Colombian period.