Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Musée du Quai Branly

Le musée du quai Branly opens to the public in Paris on 23 June 2006.

Quai Branly (otherwise known as MQB) contains 3500 indigenous artefacts and artworks from around the world. Australia's contribution is unique. There are 107 pieces in the permanent collection, however, eight works by Aboriginal artists (Mawurndjul, Gulumbu Yunipingu, Paddy Bedford, Lena Nyadbi, Tommy Watson, Ningura Napurrula, Judy Watson and Michael Riley) are incorporated into the design of the building; painted and engraved into the museum's front wall, entrances and ceilings.

artist Nyakul Dawson checking out his friends' work

It is a pet project of President Jacques Chirac, and one of the things he has done right during his term as president of the French Republic. Nuclear testing in the south Pacific in 1995 was not one of them.

I must get my human to check it out next time he is in Paris.

- musée du quai Branly
- The Australian news article of 17 June 2006
- Sydney Morning Herald news article of 20 June 2006

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


My human shouldn't have gone to work yesterday as he was still unwell and ended up going to bed early last night. Thankfully, he stayed home with me all day and spent a lot of time napping with me.



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