Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée


An ongoing collaboration between the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and the MuCEM

To celebrate the opening in June 2013 of the Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM), the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and the MuCEM have combined their offers to put in place an active collaboration involving the loan of 77 works.  

For the inaugural exhibition In the bazaar of gender, female/male, 46 works have been loaned by the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, essentially personal ornaments and costumes. These works come from the museum's North African and Near Eastern collections, and the Asian collections.

The Galerie de la Méditerranée, is reserved for "reference" exhibitions and is intended to present the history of the Mediterranean area to visitors. 15 agricultural and domestic objects and an African shaman's mask will be loaned for a period of five years to illustrate the sections dedicated to the control of nature by Man. A deposit of 15 additional works is planned.

The Fort Saint Jean exhibition gallery dedicated to games associated with celebrations and festivals hosted for six months a djebba or fergani; a ceremonial garment worn by Jewish and Muslim women in Constantine.

For its part, the MuCEM has deposited at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac nine pieces on the frontier between voodoo and contemporary art, which entered into the collections of the  musée national des arts et traditions populaires in 2001: an oriflamme religious banner, Bossou; an altar doll, Erzulie with diamond; a sanctuary altar-house, altar of Erzulie; part of the master altar, Agoue Damballa; a ritual figure, Gede violet; a ritual bottle, coffin bottle; a libation bottle and a paquet congo; a banner of the cult of St James.

Since 2012, they have been exhibited in the Americas zone, on the Main collections level, in the context of the new exhibition on the black Americas, whose new displays are dedicated to Haitian voodoo, Brazilian candomblé and to the arts of the Maroons of the Guianas