A Third Path: the Musée des Confluences

French curator Arnaud Morvan, who recently completed his Phd at the University of Melbourne on the art of the East Kimberley, writes about the new approach to showing and consulting about Indigenous art taken by the still-under construction Musée des Confluences (due to open in 2014) in Lyon. "It represents a first step towards an abolition of the segregation endured by non-Western art in Europe and an attempt to rise above the antiquated opposition between art and ethnography."

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The author would like to thank Dr. Jessica De Largy Healy and Barbara Glowczewski for their insightful suggestions and advice on a draft of this article.