Le Musee du Quai Branly
I have to admit to having done very little cultural tourism this time around in Paris. We did check out, however the newest museum in town, dedicated to non-European art and anthropology, the Musee du Quai Branly. This museum houses "the entire collections, staffs, and libraries of the musees de l'Homme and des Arts de l'Afrique et l'Oceanie...thus making it the principle museum for presentation, research, and teaching, 'a place of hommage to nonwestern societies and of the sharing of cultures still too often misunderstood'"
Unfortunately, I found the collection (what was included over what was not) to be ill explained, so I still don't know the museum's mission. So much for sharing of cultures too often misunderstood. It's pretty bad to come out of a museum experience thinking, "what was the point of that?" especially if finding out the point was your main goal of visiting. We entered and exited the rear of the building so when Gabriel brought me around to the front to show me the facade, I 50% forgave the Musee. Look at this building! In reality the plants are more lush than what I've been able to record here for you. The Musee du Quai Branly's architects, sure knew what they were doing.