Nicolas Garnier, head of the Oceania and Insular Southeast Asia Heritage Unit at the quai Branly Museum (Paris, France) will present the history of Aboriginal collections currently held in the quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac in Paris.
A brief look at the history of the collections :
The first collections come at the time of the universal exhibitions, but the most well-known collections are from almost 80 years later. From the 1990s, the Museum of Arts of Africa and Oceania began to take an interest in Aboriginal art and especially artistic movements born in Papunya. This interest in Aboriginal contemporary art took on a particularly spectacular dimension when the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac opened its doors and architect Jean Nouvel proposed to integrate eight monumental works into the architecture of the new museum.
SOURCE: Fondation Opale