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Musée du Quai Branly

The museum and the collection

Located at the banks of the river Seine in Paris, the Quai Branly Museum presents around 3,500 objects of the museum’s enormous collection, which includes over 450,000 items. The permanent collection, of this beautiful and fascinating museum that opened in 2006, features works of art and cultural artefacts from Oceania, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The assignment 

In response to the Musée du Quai Branly’s request for demountable showcases, Meyvaert manufactured, delivered and installed 80 of our standard Infinity display cases.  Infinity cases are tall freestanding showcases (2200 x 900 x 900), which are modular and fully demountable.  The system was created to present the following characteristics:

  • modularity that is practical, aesthetic and functional
  • neutral materials that are compatible with museums’ conservation norms
  • a display space in which the latest security mechanisms are integrated 
  • maximum amount of flexibility in terms of presentation    

The Infinity cases form the permanent collection of display cases in one of the museum’s exhibition galleries. The cases are destined to exhibit works of art and objects of various typologies: provenance, materials, dimensions, etc. The advantage of the Infinity is that the museum can now change the layout and configuration of their showcases themselves, and fit in a variety of different sized artefacts from their large collection.
 

Infinity modular and demountable showcasesInfinity modular and demountable showcases
Project

Musée du Quai Branly

Solutions

Standard Solutions
Infinity

Country

France

Year

2016

Type of museum

Ethnographic Museum

Scope

80 Infinity showcases

More info

Photos by Léo Delafontaine, courtesy of Musée du Quai Branly

From the execution phase to the construction phase, the Meyvaert team met all our expectations. I would particularly like to highlight the quality of the installations, both from a technical and aesthetic point of view: the care given to the choice of materials, the precision of the implementation and the elegance of the finishes.

Hélène Fulgence
Directeur du développement culturel, Musée du quai Branly


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