Paris, 17 November 2011, Art Media Agency, (AMA).
The Quai Branly Museum in Pairs is currently presenting until 22 January 2012 the exhibition, “Māori, leurs trésors ont une âme”. The Maori culture, mostly known for the famous haka warrior, along with exotic tattoos, is established as a powerful civilisation.
In the exhibition within a selection of 250 works from the Te Papa Tongarewa collections in Museum of New Zealand, in Wellington, the Branly museum will present the diversity of the Maori artistic production displaying traditional and contemporary objects, including sculptures, sets, sacred objects and photographs.
The exhibition intends to raise public awareness on the issues of this culture, as well as to make the public think about these people’s place in contemporary societies. The collection of the Wellington museum will be displayed for first time outside New Zealand.