This year marks the 250th anniversary of Cook’s voyages to the region known as Oceania. For centuries, the cultures and people of these island nations remained unknown to the western world. These journeys of discovery highlighted civilisations that were greatly diverse and had complex cultural traditions that we could only begin to understand. Cook’s journeys around Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific islands brought those remote islands a little closer to home. Over time, the western world became more familiar with different communities, often receiving items as gifts or souvenirs.
The new Oceania exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly aims to celebrate this long history with a fantastic collection of items from across these islands. Visitors can see a collection of 200 items that stretch across the region and highlight the artist identity and culture of the region. The show continues until July 7th and visitors are encouraged to make the most of it while they can.
From Tuesday 12 March 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019
Opening days and hours :
Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 am-09:00 pm
Closed on Monday
Musée du quai Branly
37 Quai Branly,
75007 Paris, France
Full price: 10 €
Reduce rate: 7 €
Full price: 12 €
Reduce rate: 9 €