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Paris Science Fair 2017 at the Musée du Quai Branly

Published on 31 July 2017 By Laurent P.
La Fête de la Science 2017 au musée du Quai Branly

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From 7 October 2017
To 15 October 2017

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Quai Branly
75007 Paris 7

Free

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The Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and the Fête de la Science join forces to offer workshops, visits, meetings and days of studies. This event will take place from October 7 to 15, 2017.

Discover sciences with a new eye… From October 7 to 15, 2017, the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac invites the public to several days celebrating science, the Fête de la Science (Science Fair). For a week, archeologists, ethnologists and anthropologists will be given pride of place.

On the menu: workshops such as the “Mission Archéo” offering families and children to discover archeology by pitching in: a reconstituted excavation site welcomes the youngest visitors in order to find remnants of a pre-Colombian civilization and then to compare their discoveries with the collections of the museum to discover Central American cultures.

Thanks to the “Histoire d’ethnolgue”, curious visitors can also follow the steps of the greatest French ethnologists (Georges Condominas, Claude Levi-Strauss or Marcel Griaule) by walking along the museum collections and (re)discovering their works. Other meetings offer to discover the museum’s animal ecosystem with the “Des insectes et des choses en milieu muséal” (Insects and things in the museum environment) workshop or to study the use of patina in the statuary of the Fang, on the occasion of the opening of the “Les Forêts Natales” exhibition, starting on October 3, 2017.

To end it all, a day called “Travailler l’organique” (working organic material), invites the aspiring and experienced scientists to discover the gestures, the tools and the common technics to work wood or organic material of animal origin. The workshop will be a success thanks to the multi-disciplinary dialog with specialized archeologists (bones, flints, metal, ceramics, etc.).

Program:

  • Des insectes et des choses en milieu muséal: Sunday October 8, 2017 at 4 p.m., Jacques Kerchache reading room
  • La Patine dans la statuaire Fang: Thursday October 12, 2017 at 7 p.m., Jacques Kerchache reading room
  • Travailler l’organique: Friday October 13, 2017 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., cinema room
  • Mission Archéo: Saturday October 14 and Sunday October 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., workshop room
  • Histoire d’ethnologues: Saturday October 14 and Sunday October 15, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Practical information:
Fête de la Science (website in French) 
Venue: Musée du Quai Branly
From October 7 to 15, 2017
Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closing at 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Museum admission: €10 (full rate), €7 (reduced rate)
Free access to activities without prior reservation and within the limit of the number of places available.

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