Monday, 8 October 2012

Musée du quai Branly is Creepy.

There are so many museums in Paris, I don't think I've even begun to scratch the surface of the scene yet.

There was an exhibit on Chinese cooking that was closing at the musée du quai Branly. I had never been, but it's the museum devoted to non-Western art and culture. It's right in the shadow of the eiffel tower in a big, sprawling modern building.

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The Chinese exhibit was mostly about the cooking vessels, and we were totally disappointed at the fact that they missed the tie-in by selling the museum-famished masses dumplings and noodles at the end of the hall. You can't show me pictures like this, expect me to walk away without shaking in terror with the thought where will my next dumpling come from?

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We wandered the permanent collection for a bit, and then headed over to the new special exhibit on human hair.

It started out all nice and lovely. Movie stars and their gorgeous tresses, marble sculptures of different ethnicities and their hairstyles. I knew things were getting weird when we hit the Native American trophy scalps on display. And then...


Shrunken heads! Real, once-live shrunken heads from the Amazon!


Maybe not something you would see every day. They also had some whole mummified people.


Hair is creepy.

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