Today, I went to see the lastest exhibition presented by Musée du Quai Branly, near the Eiffel Tower, and I just loved it. It was both beautiful and interesting. It's about shamans and divinities in the Ecuador pre-Columbian, in the times between 1,000 BC and 500.
I must admit that before the exhibition, I didn't know much about shamans. I learnt a lot about them espacially thanks to a little video documentary that I highly recommend to watch. It's only a few minutes. You will learn that a shamans is a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds. Shamans presided over rites, ceremonies or parties. They had supernaturel powers. They had a great deal of sensibility but also used magic and plants to cure illness, control spiritual forces and fortell the future.
The exhibition is very well documented and I was surprised to see how many objects there were.
My tip: if you have kids, take them during the winter holidays; guided tours and special events are schedules for them.
Until May 15th 2016
37 quai Branly - 75007 Paris
Everyday from 11am to 7pm (9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
|Mme Audrey AZOULAY, ministre de la culture|