Stephanie Bower

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Going way back to the new Musee du Quai Branly

Basement in the Musee du Quai Branly
May 17 while jetlagged and rainy outside
Jean Nouvel's new museum, not too far from 
the EiffelTower, holds collections of indigenous 
art from the Americas, Africa, Oceana...but this 
view is the basement!  

In general, the museum is very dark, really 
too dark, but I loved how the colors glowed 
in this spot.  The cylinder on the right is 
their art  collection storage area, somewhat 
on view through the glass that goes up 
several floors through the museum.  
Many museums have most of their holdings 
hidden in storage--the trend now is to make 
the back rooms and even the work areas 
more visible to the public.

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