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.
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)
From 23 May 2017 to 1 October 2017
Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac
75007 Paris 7
tarif plein: 12 €
tarif réduit: 9 €
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