Paris Science Fair 2018 at the Musée du Quai Branly

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 6 to 14, 2018.

Discover sciences with a new eye… From October 6 to 14, 2018, 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) by walking along the museum collections and (re)discovering their works. 

Other meetings offer to learn more about the story of Pompei and its burying during the Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D., to discover the new non-invasive investigation technologies as part of the “virtual excavations” and even the history and use of the psychotropic plants as seen by anthropologists.

Program of the activities:

  • Meetings – Pompei burying: Wednesday October 10, 6:30 p.m. – Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Meetings – Investigation around a work – Indonesian shield: Wednesday October 10 at 2:30 p.m. – Movie room
  • Meetings – Virtual excavations experience: Wednesday October 10 at 12:30 p.m. – Movie room
  • Being a curator/restorer at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac: October 9, 10, 11 and 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Plateau des collections, meet at the top of the handrail
  • Meetings – Investigation around a work – Travel to the heart of a fabric: Friday October 12 at 2 p.m. – Movie room
  • Meetings – History and use of psychotropic plants: Saturday October 13 at 5 p.m. – Jacques Kerchache reading lounge
  • Meetings – Easter Island, the odyssey of fantasies: Sunday October 14 at 4 p.m. – Jacques Kerchache reading lounge
  • Workshop – Archeo mission: Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 at 2:30 p.m. – Reception area, JB level
  • Tour – Ethnologists’ story: October 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 10 a.m. – Plateau des Collections
Laurent P.
Last updated on 25 September 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 6 October 2018 to 14 October 2018

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    Location

    Quai Branly
    75007 Paris 7

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

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.quaibranly.fr

    More information
    Ouvert les mardi, mercredi et dimanche de 11 h à 19 h. Ouvert les jeudi, vendredi, samedi de 11 h à 21 h. Fermeture hebdomadaire le lundi.

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