La Pierre Sacrée des Maori, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly

Published by Elodie D. · Photos by Elodie D. · Updated on 22 May 2017 at 16h38 · Published on 22 May 2017 at 10h07
The Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac accommodates a lovely exhibition in its eastern mezzanine entirely dedicated to jade, the sacred stone of the Maori (New-Zealand). From Tuesday, May 23 to Sunday, October 1, 2017, the exhibition will present all the facets of the green gold from the other end of the world.

The Maori people is interested in precious and gleaming stones, just like the West and its love for gold; but the Maori people’s favorite stone is jade (like Chinese which passion has been delightfully exhibited at the Musée Guimet).

The Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac offers to explore the uses and symbols of the jade in New-Zealand through a wonderful narrative exhibition leading us across the furthest country in the world.

Called pounamu in the Maori language, jade is considered as a treasure and has been shaped in many ways and in objects always more splendid. The Te Papa Tongarewa museum in Wellington (capital of New-Zealand) agreed to lend a part of its wonderful collections of jade so we can discover the elaborated crafts around this noble material, as well as the numerous legends related to jade.

Practical information:

The Sacred stone of the Maori
at the Musée du Quai Brandly – Jacques Chirac
From Tuesday May 23 to Sunday October 1, 2017
Rate: €12 (full), €9 (reduced)
Opening times: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (9 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday / closed on Mondays)

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 23 May 2017 to 1 October 2017



    Quai Branly
    75007 Paris 7

    Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna", RER C station "Pont de l'Alma"

    tarif réduit: €9
    tarif plein: €12

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