Consultation of museum collections
How to make a consultation request
- If you work in collaboration with the quai Branly - Jacques Chirac museum’s staff (curator), you should make a request through their department.
- If you would like to carry out research on the quai Branly - Jacques Chirac museum’s collections (researcher, doctoral student, artists, communities, etc.), before submitting your consultation request to the registration unit, we encourage you to make use of all the resources for finding out about the collections offered by the quai Branly - Jacques Chirac museum, in particular the scientific documentation (collections available online) and the library services - including the museum documentation and archives service. This preliminary research is essential in order to find out the inventory number and name of each artefact you wish to consult. Once this preliminary research is concluded, you should contact the head of the department responsible for your subject area (Americas, Pacific, Asia, Africa, Middle-East, Photographic collections, Contemporary History), who will deal with your consultation request.
All requests for consultation must be justified by the consultant. The collection managers will decide whether the request is consistent with the museum's collections. Consultation requests must be sent at least three months before the desired consultation date.
- Please describe the subject of your research, the title of the dissertation, the context and give all details you deem necessary in order to explain why you have decided to make a direct study of the quai Branly - Jacques Chirac museum’s collection. Do not hesitate to attach a detailed note of intent and curriculum, as well as a letter from the research supervisor. (cf. link)