Crédit Agricole d'IDF Mécénat


Crédit Agricole d'Ile-de-France Mécénat

Crédit Agricole d'Ile-de-France Mécénat is committed to the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in order to support young talent and heritage preservation. 

In 2020, it became a sponsor of the musical instrument restoration campaign, which forms a spectacular collection within the museum. This sponsorship contributed to the restoration and preservation of 130 musical instruments from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The work, carried out in the museum's restoration workshops, provided a unique opportunity to document and deepen technical and scientific knowledge about this remarkable heritage.

As the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is committed to passing on its know-how and techniques, particular attention was paid to training the younger generation of restorers. The project involved young trainee restorers within the framework of the agreements that the museum has signed with the four diploma courses, including the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut National du Patrimoine, thus enabling them to supplement their initial training with applied experience. 

In 2023, Crédit Agricole d'Ile-de-France Mécénat is renewing its commitment to the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac by supporting the creation of an educational material library, a unique training tool for young professionals and an aid to heritage preservation. The essential support of Crédit Agricole Ile-de-France will enable the creation of a collection of raw and shaped materials that will be gathered and preserved in the museum's conservation-restoration workshops, in two custom-made glass cabinets reminiscent of curiosity cabinets. As part of a new introductory module on the conservation-restoration of ethnographic objects, in partnership with the University of Paris 1 Panthéon and the Institut National du Patrimoine, the museum will offer students privileged access to the material library, which will enable them to learn about the analysis and identification of the materials making up the collections 

Crédit Agricole d'Ile-de-France Mécénat, which works to preserve heritage and support exceptional young talent in the Ile-de-France region, was particularly convinced by this project, which contributes to developing knowledge of ethnographic heritage and the transmission of the specific know-how required for its restoration.

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