20 years: The acquisitions of the musée du quai Branly



ISBN: 9782370741202 Category:

Yves Le Fur, Emmanuel Kasarhérou


The musée du quai Branly opened its doors in 2006 but its acquisition policy started long before that, in 1998, in an effort to complete previous collections left by older museums. In 20 years, 77.082 items were acquired, including 15.587 objectsand 61.225 graphic works and photographs.

The goal of this catalogue is to give the reader a look backstage, to explain the acquisition process and all the necessary steps before an artwork can be exhibited in the museum. It will also show the amount of subjectivity required from the curator forevery decision regarding the purchase of a new item, as well as the research and new information gathered based on these acquired collections.

Additional information

Weight 1794 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 30.7 cm
Publisher name Editions Skira Paris
Publication date 1 February 2020
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.5 x 30.7 cm
Weight 1794 g


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Hélène Joubert, head of the Africa collection.
Julien Rousseau, head of the Asia collection.
Nicolas Garnier, head of the Oceania collection.
Hana Chidiac, head of the Northern Africa/Near East collection.
Paz Nunez Regueiro, head of the Americas collection.
Christine Barthe, head of the Photograph collection.
Sarah Lignier, head of the Globalization department.
Lucile Grand, head of the media library.