Activities for people in custody
Since 2010, the museum established a policy of actions outside-the-walls for people in custody. There are two aspects to the cultural offering for this audience: activities in closed settings, including prisons, and activities in open settings, which mainly feature visits to the museum for detainees who are following rehabilitation programmes with a view to their forthcoming release.
Long-term partnerships have been created with La Santé Prison in Paris, the Paris Penitentiary Service for Reinsertion and Probation (SPIP Paris), the Melun Detention Center and the Réau Penitentiary in southern Ile-de-France. The museum has also approached the Juvenile Judicial Protection Service to make its cultural offering accessible to young people under legal protection. This heavy implication is also visible in the training provided to partners in the social sector.
Actions for people who are in hospital and in retirement homes
Because some people simply cannot visit us, we decided to bring the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac to them! In relation with the exhibition Cheveux Chéris, frivolités et trophées [Beloved Hair, trophies and trifles] an activity in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris was designed in partnership with the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) [Public Assistance – Paris Hospitals] and the Saint-Louis Hospital around the theme of losing hair.
In 2010, a partnership was signed with the Medica Group. This made it possible for the residents of retirement homes to have access to the objects of the museum. It was the first initiative of this type between a national museum and a group dedicated to the care of dependent senior citizens.