Scientific management of contemporary works of art

The tumultuous life of contempory art works

“La vie tumultueuse des œuvres d’art contempo­rain,” a program set up by the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts with the École du Louvre, is open to approximately 15 students, equally divided between ENSBA post-graduates and 5th-year École du Louvre students. It trains participants in the specificities of scientific handling and management of contemporary art works, particularly complex installations.

The program is headed by Sophie Duplaix, chief curator of contemporary collections at the Centre Georges Pompidou–Musée National d’Art Moderne, and Cécile Dazord, curator in charge of contemporary art at the research department of the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2rmf). Seminar students study problematics relating to the documenting, archiving, preservation and restoration of contemporary art works, primarily by way of real cases involving the contemporary collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne.
Students must attend all of the four to five seminar meetings and write a summary of the material studied. Students who satisfactorily complete the seminar will be awarded a training certificate.

Admission requirements as well as this year’s seminar program and dates will be made available at the beginning of the school year.

For further information, please contact:
Sophie Marino