Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac opened its doors in 2006 with the aim of creating a unique place where visitors can discover and appreciate art, artefacts and the tangible and intangible heritage of non-Western peoples and civilizations. In 2008-2009, it organized the exhibition “Paracas: undiscovered treasures from ancient Peru” (from April 1 to July 14, 2008) and the exhibition “Planète Métisse : to mix or not to mix ?” (from March 18, 2008 to July 19, 2009).
For these two exhibitions, the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac asked Reciproque to design and oversee the creation of the multimedia devices.
The scenography designed by the agency Projectiles made extensive use of immersive audiovisual elements to display the intangible artistic works created out of the mixing of cultures, allowing visitors to interact with several installations. Both exhibitions sought to capture the imagination of visitors with a tour that created dialog among the objects, dating from the 15th century to today. It analyzes the repercussions of Europe’s expansion into other civilizations and the cross influences between the East and the West in the wake of these major expansions.
Reciproque provided support to the museum and its teams with the technical development of the multimedia installations, from the preliminary design stage to the commissioning.