The museography and information system of the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac collections level were designed nearly 15 years ago, taking into account years of studies. This undeniably innovative museography was born from several phases of reflection and from a major architectural concept, in the aim of providing the public with space for real inter-cultural dialogue, through 3,500 pieces and 300 multimedia programs organized into a permanent exhibition. It has been a resounding success. It welcomes nearly 1.5 million visitors annually, placing the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac among the world’s most popular destinations in its category.
In 2017, the museum’s management decided to display, on the west mezzanine of the collections level, an exceptional donation of 40 African pieces belonging to Mr Ladreit de Lacharrière.
The museographic design of the new spaces, from the scenographic installations to monitoring the implementation, was assigned to the agency Jean Nouvel.
The museum chose Reciproque to assist with designing and setting up the mediation and digital visitors reception for this new space. Reciproque worked with the team to develop an original mediation program schedule using archived documents and audiovisual testimonials to be produced. The tour experience was reconfigured for the occasion, with the creation and display of models and prototypes.