THE Atelier Martine Aublet


Located on the central mezzanine of the Main Collections Space, the Atelier Martine Aublet is a space of freedom at the heart of the museum. It hosts original installations three times a year within a scenographic space that is reminiscent of a cabinet of curiosities. It bears the name of Martine Aublet, the founder of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac's patronage policy, who died prematurely on April 3rd 2011.


The Martine Aublet Foundation was created in 2011 by Bruno Roger to extend the work undertaken by Martine Aublet in artistic and educational fields. Art and culture were always at the heart of Martine Aublet's life. Eclectic knowledge and a well-developed aesthetic sense guided her throughout a career rich in encounters and inspiration. The Martine Aublet Foundation financed the permanent scenography of the workshop space that bears her name, and assists with the development of each of the installations presented in the space.

In addition, the Foundation supports educational and research projects by means of grants for study in ethnography, ethnology and art history, and an annual prize awarded to a work dedicated to non-Western cultures.

The Martine Aublet Foundation, created under the auspices of the Fondation de France, is administered by a board of directors. The grants and the prize are distributed with the assistance of a scientific committee created in association with the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Gautier Deblonde