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Musée du Quai Branly

Paris, France

If Paris is queen of culture, the Musée du Quai Branly is the latest jewel in her crown. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the institution celebrates non-Western art and culture with a spectacular permanent collection of 3,500 artifacts (and another 300,000 stored in the basement). Blanc and Nouvel previously collaborated on the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, and have plans to design and “dress” a new skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.

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