Key figures

Key figures

  • Opening date: June 23rd 2006
  • Visitor numbers: approx. 1,350,000 visitors / year

Exhibition Spaces and Storage

  • Main collections level: 5300 m²; 3500 works from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, with a rotation of about 500 works per year; 150 multimedia programs
  • Garden Gallery: 2,000 m²
  • East Mezzanine: 700 m²
  • West mezzanine: 750 m²
  • Martine Aublet Workshop: 200 m²
  • Pavillon des Sessions, satellite of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac at the musée du Louvre: 1200 m²; 108 works from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
  • Stores: 6,000 m²
  • The musical instrument tower: 700 m², 16 meters in diameter

The Collection

  • 300,000 works from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
  • 700,000 heritage and contemporary photographs
  • 320,000 documents (books, periodicals, audiovisual materials ...)
  • 8,000 works in the History Collection (prints, paintings, sculptures, etc.)
  • 10,000 musical instruments
  • 25,000 textiles or clothing

Green Spaces

  • Garden: 17,500 m² (total land area: 27,700 m²), 169 trees, 900 shrubs, 70,200 ferns and grasses
  • Green wall: 800 m², 150 cultivated species, 15,000 cultivated plants

Reception and Event Spaces

  • Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater: 490 seats (including benches)
  • Cinema: 100 seats
  • Media Library and Jacques Kerchache Reading Room: reading spaces of 1,350 m², i.e. 250 seats (4 rooms)

Teaching and Research

  • 3 classrooms – 66 seats
  • Muséothèque: one room of 80 m², two rooms of 50 m²