Notice on the Opening of Quai Branly Tokyo – “Arts premiers: Māori Wood Sculpture”


   In February, the JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE (IMT) is opening “Arts premiers : Māori Wood Sculpture,” the third installation of its Quai Branly Tokyo project jointly organized with the musée du quai Branly in Paris.
   Since the opening of the Intermediatheque, the present project is an unprecedented attempt at bridging together two institutions, a French national museum with the University Museum, the University of Tokyo, through the loan of their collections, the musée du quai Branly selecting items from its prestigious collections.
   In “Arts premiers: Māori Wood Sculpture,” we will exhibit three exquisite works representative of the refined and intensely expressive wood sculpture produced by the Māori, the autochthonous people from New Zealand.
   This public exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to present a first-class collection bridging ethnology and sculpture, rarely seen in the context of Japanese museums.

Key Information
[Title]Quai Branly Tokyo – “Arts premiers: Māori Wood Sculpture”
[Dates]February 17, 2015 –
[Opening Hours]11:00-18:00 (open until 20:00 on Thursday and Friday; last entry 30 minutes before closing) *Opening hours may change.
[Closed on]Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
[Venue]SPECOLA, Intermediatheque 2nd floor
[Organizers]Musée du quai Branly + The University Museum, The University of Tokyo (UMUT)
[Support]Mr. Christian Polak + K.K. SERIC
[Address]JP Tower/KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
[Admission]Free of charge
[Access]JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.

+81 3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)

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