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Musée d'Arts Africains, Océaniens et Amérindiens

Museum, Arts and culture, Folk arts and popular traditions, Museum of France in Marseille 2ème
  • Marseille is the only place with Paris where you can visit a museum dedicated to African Arts, from Oceania and America. The MAAOA offers a rich collection of art objects that are both cultural witness and works of art in their own right.

  • The permanent collection is divided in 3 parts.Each born from an original collection.

    African room: you can see in this collection hundreds of masks, statues and sculptures ( given by Pierre Guerre, huge collection of African arts), He admires this continents since the age of 12).

    Oceania-America room: made up of a series of 80 skulls and masks collected in the wide world. Objects from collections in Vanuatu and beautiful Ameridian feather ornaments.

    Mexican ...
    The permanent collection is divided in 3 parts.Each born from an original collection.

    African room: you can see in this collection hundreds of masks, statues and sculptures ( given by Pierre Guerre, huge collection of African arts), He admires this continents since the age of 12).

    Oceania-America room: made up of a series of 80 skulls and masks collected in the wide world. Objects from collections in Vanuatu and beautiful Ameridian feather ornaments.

    Mexican room: dedicated to a Mexican popular Arts collections.More than 3000 objects. Masks, wool board, trees of life, sculptures ( given to the city of Marseille by François Reinchenbach).

    Free smartphone and tablet application to download.Access the museum's collections in a fun and innovative way! Visit google play and app store.
    Booklet game for children aged 7 and 10: learning is child's play!
    Available at the ticket office on the website.
    Some rooms may be closed. Please contact the museum before visiting.

    Surface area of a permanent exhibition : 800

    Due to a temporary technical failure, the museum 's lift is currently out of order.The museum of Marseille apologise for th e inconvenience caused and will do their best to welcome you in the best conditions.

    Accessible for disabled

  • Environment
    • Town location
    • In the historic centre
    • Station district
    • Bus station under 300 m
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Tram station < 500 m
    • Subway station < 500 m
    • Close to a motorway
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Arts
    • History
    • Discovery
    • Plastic arts
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Book shop
  • Services
    • Shop
    • Wi-fi
    • Guided tours
    • Dining area
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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