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Musée des Arts Africains, Océaniens et Amérindiens

Marseille | Extra-European civilizations
€3 - €6
Marseille is the only city in France, with Paris, where you can visit a museum dedicated to the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (North and South).

The MAAOA offers a rich collection of art objects ??, both witnesses and cultural works in its own right after ?? civilizations whose art was long neglected or ignored.

The MAAOA attempts to reconcile the contemplation with scientific information on people and societies.
Donation War: composed of 87 masks and sculptures, the majority from West Africa. A large number of objects has been featured in most major international exhibitions: the mask of Marka (Mali), the three reliquaries Fang (Gabon), the Bete-Guro mask (Côte d'Ivoire).

Donation Gastaut: single series in the world involving 90 human skulls carved, painted, engraved, or reduced surmodelés (skulls Valley Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu skulls, shrunken heads of Amazonian Indians, the Jivaro ...) and beautiful "objects" such as Indian head Mundurucu (Brazil), three masks of New Britain, the skulls of New Britain (Papua New Guinea) All 150 rooms and exceptional ritual objects of the island ?? Malakula, Pacific archipelago.

10:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée des Arts Africains, Océaniens et Amérindiens
  • Address: 2 rue de la Charité - 13002 - Marseille - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 91 14 58 38


Librairie, Carterie


Exposition, Visite guidée, Atelier

Getting there

  • By bus : ligne n°55 (République)
  • By metro : ligne n°2 (Joliette)

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