Planned for 2020 and victim of successive lockdowns in Paris, the exhibition The Olmecs and the civilizations of the gulf of Mexicore was open at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris until October 2021. The museum has always been the object of sharp criticism since its opening in 2006: the museology, the mediation, entirely based on ethnographic backgrounds are still too anchored in colonial roots. It’s fifteen years later. What’s going on now? The collections have not been reorganized, and the exhibitions follow one another. Let The Olmecs be our case study. An honest and uncompromising review.