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Directed for 10 years by Maître Alexandre Millon, the Millon auction house is based in Paris but is known abroad through sales in Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, New York, Jerusalem, Casablanca ... It has 25 departments and 25 experts, in fields as innovative as video games. Photographs, jewelery, ancient ceramics, Inuit art, wines... from all over the world attract many collectors and art lovers. The "Decorative Arts, from 1880 to the present day" department will delight connoisseurs of art deco, art nouveau and design. The "Civilizations" one will seduce fans of travels and foreign cultures. While the "Universe of Collectors" section and its "House of Wonders" will astonish more than one. The primitive arts are also well represented. Coming from Africa, Oceania or America, the selected artworks are remarkable for their rarity, aesthetics and quality. Millon Belgium, established in Brussels, was created in early 2017. It is the result of a merger between Banque Dessinée an auction house dedicated exclusively to comics, and Millon France.
Since 1971, Alain de Monbrison has specialized in the primitive art of Africa and Oceania. An expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, for the Syndicat Français des Experts professionnels en OEuvres d'Art, member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires. He has organised numerous exhibitions at his gallery in the rue des Beaux-Arts. He works frequently with European and American museums. In 1996, the Barbier-Mueller museum in Geneva appointed him to sell its collection of Nigerian objects to the French national museums. As an expert, he participated in several public sales at the Hôtel Drouot. Among them, the Pierre Harter sale in June 1995, Van Bussel in 1996, Solvit in 1998. In 2001, the Hubert Goldet sales at the Maison de la Chimie, with François de Ricqlès, and René Gaffé at the Christie's France sale rooms, both set significant world records. Alain de Monbrison's gallery is open to anyone wishing to sell African, Oceanic and Amerindian art at the highest market price.
Galeria Guilhem Montagut
At the Guilhem Montagut Gallery we specialise in the sale of ancient tribal art and African archeological pieces. The main selection of pieces is from the most important African and Oceanic cultures. We have supplied both private collectors and public institutions alike across the world with high quality pieces, from our gallery in Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona since 1990. Our main objective is to provide pieces with the maximum possible guarantee of authenticity and quality. It is also a priority of ours to serve all collectors. With this in mind we provide museum-quality pieces and pieces for more modest collections, with equal dedication and with equal guarantees. Every year we take part in different art fairs, both national fairs such as Feriarte (Madrid), Antiquaris (Barcelona) and Atarazanas (Barcelona), and international fairs, such as Parcours des Mondes (Paris), Bruneaf (Brussels) and Winter B Sablon (Brussels).
Thomas Murray is an independent researcher, collector and private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 14th-18th Centuries.
A HALI magazine contributing editor for the last 25 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 50 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia", "Li Textiles of Hainan, Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography", "Lampung Imagery: Textile Iconography of South Sumatra", "Revealing Austronesian Aesthetics" and most recently "A Personal Perspective on the Collecting of Non Western Art". Samples of his essays and book reviews may be accessed here.
Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.
Thomas Murray recently served a three year term as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."
Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
From its vantage point on the banks of the Seine, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly strives to give the full measure of the significance of the Arts and Civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, at the crossroads of cultural, religious and historical influences. As a place of scientific and artistic dialogue, a crossroads for exchanges between the general public, researchers, students or contemporary artists, the museum hosts a series of exhibitions, performances, conferences, workshops and screenings that punctuate its life throughout the year.
The Fabre museum is the main art museum of Montpellier and one of the most important provincial museum in France. In 2007, the museum's fund involve 1800 paintings, 300 sculptures, 4000 drawings and 1500 carvings as well as thousands of art objects. The four main tours invite you to discover the rich permanent collections from Renaissance to contemporary art.
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale
On 1 December 2013 the museum building closed its doors for a three-year renovation period. When the museum reopens mid 2017, it will have drastically changed in appearance. Throughout the renovation, educational and cultural activities and exhibitions will take place in different locations thanks to the 'Pop-up museum' (http://www.africamuseum.be/popupmuseum).
Pierre Nachbaur Art
Pierre Nachbaur Art presents a collection of Tribal Art from South East Asia and the West Pacific, principally from Indonesia, Borneo, Nias, Java, Sumatra, Timor, Flores and Sulawesi but also from Oceania . The collection includes figures of ancestors, hampatongs, charms and “shamanic” objects from Borneo, Adu Zatua from Nias, sigalegale, statues and elements of Batak architecture from Sumatra… Pierre Nachbaur Art offers as well classical pieces from Bali and Java of the Majapahit and Shrivijaya era, originating from great European private collections. The objects are available for viewing in either France (Paris) or Portugal (Lisbon). Feel free to contact him concerning any inquiries you may have.
Alain Naoum Antique African Art Gallery is located in Brussels, Belgium. We specialize in African art objects of the highest quality with a focus on objects from Central Africa and the Congo Kingdom. We are available to assist you with buying and selling or evaluating individual pieces of antique african art or entire collections. We can assist collectors of all levels from beginners starting a collection to seasoned collectors looking for rare and specific objects. We travel extensively around the US and Europe to acquire the only the best antique African art pieces available on the market. We also participate in international art fairs including Bruneaf and The San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art show.