Paris : Réunion des musées nationaux : Musée du quai Branly, ©2001
Jacques Kerchache; Musée du quai Branly.; Réunion des musées nationaux (France); Musée du Louvre. Pavillon des sessions.
Scientific editor of catalog: Jacques Kerchache.
At head of title: Musée du Louvre, Pavillon des sessions.
|描述：||477 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 31 cm|
|内容：||Seeing the work of art / Jacques Kerchache --
Objects from the Americas, reflections of the New World / Pascal Mongne --
North American objects in French collections / Marie Mauzé --Art from the Pacific in French public collections / Sylviane Jacquemin --The classics of African sculpture in the Louvre / Jean-Louis Paudrat --
Notice to the reader --
Catalogue. Africa ; Asia ; Oceania ; Americas --
"The event is both historic and symbolic: a selection of some 120 masterpieces of African, Asian, Oceanic and American art is now on display at the Louvre. These outstanding pieces of sculpture come, in the main, from the Musee de l'Homme, the Musee National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanie and several other French national or local museums. In addition, however, a number of important foreign museums have agreed to lend key works, some of which have never been seen outside their country of origin. Furthermore, this presentation represents the first opportunity to see some of the remarkable acquisitions with which French museums recently consolidated their own holdings. Pending the opening of the Musee du Quai Branly in 2004, this Pavillon des Sessions display represents the first step towards realising the ambition stated by the President of the Republic: namely to endow France with a modern institution dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas."--Jacket.