All the museums
Brunei Gallery - SOAS University of London
The Brunei Gallery is an exciting venue in central London that hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Gallery's aim is to present and promote cultures from these regions and to be a student resource and public facility. Part of Museum Mile, the Brunei Gallery is located on Russell Square opposite the main entrance to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) and only a three minute walk from the British Museum. With the permanent displays in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery and the Japanese Roof Garden, The Brunei Gallery makes a stimulating haven in the heart of London.
The Centre Pompidou-Metz is neither a branch nor an annex of the Centre Pompidou but a sister institution, independent in its scientific and cultural choices, able to develop its own programme in the spirit of the Centre Pompidou, and relying on the latter’s know-how, network and notoriety. In conveying these values, it has an extraordinary advantage, that of being able to draw from the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, which, with its 76,000 works, boasts one of the world’s two finest collections in the field of modern and contemporary art, and the largest collection in Europe. The Centre Pompidou-Metz has been devised as a unique experience, a space where you can discover artistic creation in all its shapes and sizes, a living place where events take place all year round.
Musée des Beaux-arts de Chartres
With an Oceanian collection of around 400 pieces, bequeathed to the museum in 1970 by Emma Quille, the widow of Governor Louis-Joseph Bouge (18781960) – added to by the collections belonging to the Châteaudun Museum of Fine Art and Natural History from Marquis Louis Charles Léonce de Tarragon (18131897), Chartres Museum has one of France’s largest Oceanian collections. Among these exhibits, originally from the Marquesas Islands, the Banks Islands, New Caledonia, Polynesia and New Guinea, some of the gems include a series of Polynesian drumsticks, a rare Kanak mask and a very rare lei niho palaoa pectoral from Hawaii. Since 1992, the Oceanian collection has grown thanks to a series of acquisitions, including in particular a Kanak talé, a large doorframe lamp. The ethnographic collections also include African objects around 15 pieces from the Vlaminck collection. The museum also has the largest collection of documents in Europe dedicated to the Pacific, the Antilles and French Guiana.
Château de la Gobinière
Château de Tanlay
The historical castel of Tanlay is one of the most beautiful specimens of architecture from the Renaissance in Bourgogne. Famous, amongst other things, for the trompe l'oeil gallery and the frescos of the Ligue tour, the Castel of Tanlay offers a guided tour allowing visitors to admire beautiful furniture and wall decorations inside, and the remarquable parc outside. Every summer, the castle's service quarters serve as exhibition space for contemporary art.
Musée du cinquantenaire
This museum was created in 1835, but was not housed in its current location in the pavilions of the Cinquantenaire complex until 1889. Its history goes even further back in time, however, and its collection includes curiosity objects and memorabilia given to the Dukes of Burgundy and the Habsburgs from as early as the fifteenth century. Its mission today is to present a wide panorama of diverse civilizations and cultures, from prehistory through the present day. Sub-Saharan Africa and Melanesia are not represented in the current collection, as objects from those areas were transferred to the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale in Tervuren. The non-European pieces are exhibited in the Cinquantenaire on two levels, grouped together by cultural area. On the ground floor, the Oceanic hall remains as it has been since it was reinstalled in 1982 in a manner that at the time was considered highly innovative. The works in it are grouped by ethnographic origin and provide an examination and comparison between the techniques and creations of the various Polynesian islands. The museum conducts ongoing archaeological research on Easter Island, which it began with the Franco-Belgian expedition of 1934–1935, and it has important archives of this work. The most important work in this collection is the colossal Pou Hakanononga statue, collected by the expedition of the vessel Mercator in 1935. An important tapa collection is also held in the museum’s reserves. The Indonesian world occupies the two galleries on the first floor, where the island cultures are represented by their artistic and ethnographic creations. Particularly noteworthy among the objects displayed are Dayak masks from Borneo, stone funerary monuments, weapons from the Batak of Sumatra, and a collection of manuscripts and textiles. The museum's American galleries opened in 2005.
Musée de la civilisation
A bold and innovative museum, both in design and the perspective of its exhibitions. A place of knowledge and ideas, Musée de la civilisation takes a fresh and often unexpected look at the human experience as a whole. Visitors of all ages are transported to the world's great cities, fascinating ancient civilizations, into the midst of significant socio-cultural movements and the heart of Québec society.
Musée des Civilisations
The Museum of Civilisations is based in the old priory of the historic Saint-Rambert district. The museum boasts one of the biggest French (and institutional) collections of African art: the permanent exhibition entitled “Beaux-Arts d'Afrique” (African Fine Arts) (donated by Madeleine Rousseau). During their time in the museum, visitors can discover all of its riches. Spread over three floors, all of its exhibits are on display (an interpretive route with audio-guides for adults and children). An annual programme of temporary exhibitions and a gift shop selling carefully selected “ethnic” pieces. Specialist library (regulated access).
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” The Cleveland Museum of Art strives to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. The Cleveland Museum is proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum opened on June 6, 1916 after many years of planning. Its creation was made possible by Cleveland industrialists Hinman B. Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley, all of whom bequeathed money specifically for an art museum, as well as by Jeptha H. Wade II, whose Wade Park property was donated for the site. The endowments established by these founders continue to support the museum. The original neoclassic building of white Georgian marble was designed by the Cleveland firm of Hubbell & Benes and was constructed at a cost of $1.25 million. Located north of the Wade Lagoon, it forms the focus of the city’s Fine Arts Garden.