Museum Branly quai – Gates to chthonic dimension


If I ask you what is the capital of art now you would probably say that it is London or New-York. And you will be right. But let’s not forget that some time ago a capital of art was Paris. Belle Époque, Salon de Paris, impressionism, fashion – these are some of the associations that come to my mind when I am talking about art and Paris. Besides of that we should remember that France was a great colonial empire that had domains all over the world: in North America and South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa of course. So you can imagine how many artefacts of traditional cultures were exported to the metropolis.