Proceedings of the inaugural meetings at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
- Supervised by Bruno Latour
- June 20-21, 2006
The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac opened its doors in June 2006. On this occasion, renowned personalities from the entire world gathered together around tables to conduct a fundamental reflection on the future of such an institution.
Who owns the objects? What is the place of contemporary art in a museum devoted essentially to traditional art; is the museum a lay area or can it claim to be sacred area? What kind of discourse should be held on the works of art? How should the problem of authenticity be addressed? How should intangible heritage be displayed? Which audiences are being addressed? What is the role of international cooperation?
These are some of the many issues to which researchers, artists, curators, philosophers and writers have attempted to respond, with this wish, shared by everyone, that the mission of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac be to open out onto the world, to develop exchanges with the countries of origin of the collections and to enrich themselves on the basis of this permanent dialogue.
On June 21, 2006, artists, researchers, curators and writers came from around the world to celebrate the opening of the museum and outline together how to participate in its development.
Collection Babel • 448 pages • 10,50 €
Co-publication of musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Actes Sud
dissemination Actes Sud
Buy this book online