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06/07/2010

MQB, Musée du quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum), Paris, France


These are photos of the Musée du quai Branly (see official website), known in English as the Quai Branly Museum, nicknamed MQB, a museum in Paris, France that features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum is located at 37, quai Branly, close to the Eiffel Tower.
The building was designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The "living wall" (200m long by 12m tall) on part of the exterior of the museum was designed and planted by Gilles Clément and Patrick Blanc. The museum complex contains several buildings, as well as a mediatheque and a garden. The museum's frontage facing onto quai Branly features very tall glass paneling which allows its interior gardens to be remarkably quiet only meters from the busy street in front of them.

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