Museums of African and Primitive Art in black Africa
Quai Branly Museum :
A French benchmark amongst museums of primitive African art, but also Aboriginal and Indian as well as art from Papua New Guinea, Mexico…
Quai Branly Museum
37, quai Branly
75007 – Paris
Tel : 01 56 61 70 00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday : from 11am – 7pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday : from 11am – 9pm
A- Pedestrian Access
The entrance to the museum is via Rue de l’Université or by the Quai Branly :
- Debilly entrance : 37 Quai Branly, in front of the Debilly footbridge
- Université entrance : 218 Rue de l’Université
- Bassins entrance : 206 Rue de l’Université
Persons with physical disabilities are asked to come to 222, Rue de l'Université (administrative entrance).
B- Public Transport
- Metro : Iéna (line 9), Alma-Marceau (line 9), Pont de l’Alma (RER C), Bir Hakeim (line 6).
- Bus : line 42 Eiffel Tower stop ; lines 63, 80, 92 : Bosquet-Rapp stop ; line 72 Musée d’Art Moderne stop – Palais de Tokyo
- Riverbus : Eiffel Tower stop (Batobus, Bateaux Parisiens et Vedettes de Paris).
C- Vehicule Access
Parking (520 spaces, 12 spaces reserved for persons with reduced mobility) paying
Access via 25 Quai Branly
Pedestrian access is via Rue de l’Université, at the edge of the garden.
Museum website : http://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/accueil.html
The Dapper Museum :
A museum that covers African as well as Caribbean, Afro-American, multiracial European, Latin American and Oceanic Indian communities. Since 1986, this museum has regularly held exhibitions that allow its visitors to discover, for the most part, African art.
Current Exhibition : L'Art d'être un Homme, Africa, Oceania
The Olfert Dapper Foundation – named after the 17th century Dutch humanist, and author of, (without having ever left his own country), an encyclopedia entitled Description de l'Afrique, published in 1668 – was created in 1983 in Amsterdam.
This private organization’s aim is to contribute, by organizing exhibitions and offering research grants, to the knowledge and conservation of Sub-Saharan Africa’s artistic heritage.
Emanating out of the Foundation, the Dapper Museum opened in 1986.
35 bis, Rue Paul Valéry
Tel. : 01 45 00 91 75
Everday except Tuesday
From 11am – 7pm.
- Point Vélib (Cycle rental point)
Rue Paul Valéry, 28, 29, 30
Line 2 - station Victor Hugo
Line 6 et 1 - station Charles de Gaulle - Étoile or Kléber
Line A - station Charles de Gaulle-Étoile
Line 52 - station Paul Valéry
Line 82 - station Victor Hugo
Avenue Foch : entrance at n° 8 de l'avenue Foch
Place Victor Hugo : entrance at n° 80 de l'avenue Victor Hugo