AGENCE FRANCE-MUSEUMS

Staff profiles

Production and Mediation

Olivia Bourrat

Deputy Director for Publics and Production

Olivia Bourrat joined Agence France-Muséums in May 2014 as Deputy Director for Publics and Production.

She is a French national heritage curator who studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre and completed two Masters in Modern Literature and Art History at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) before following doctoral studies at the EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences )and fulfilling the INP’s training program (National Heritage Institute) in 2006 and 2007. After leaving INP, she was appointed Curator of Historic Monuments for the Rhône-Alpes’ region and then joined in 2010 the musée du quai Branly as Head of the Preservation, Conservation and Analysis team. In this capacity she organised international symposiums to promote research programs conducted on the museum’s collections by her team. She has also taught the course on "taste and collections History" at the INP since 2012 and has participated in the conception of different temporary exhibitions.

 

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Olivia Davidson

Head of Exhibitions Production

Olivia Davidson joined Agence France-Muséums in June 2014 as Head of Exhibitions Production.

Olivia Davidson has Master degrees in preventive conservation and cultural projects management. She has had several years of experience in collection management and exhibitions services at the FIAC Paris, the Palais de Tokyo and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux. In 2009 she joined the Centre Pompidou-Metz preparatory team as Head of Collection Management for the opening and for "Masterpieces?", the inaugural exhibition. She was then in charge of the overall coordination of international exhibitions including "1917" and "Views from above" before heading the Exhibitions and Live Performance Production Department (5000 square meters for the exhibition space, 2 performance halls).

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Marie Genoud

Chargée de production auditorium

Marie Genoud rejoint l’Agence France-Muséums en août 2015 en tant que Chargée de production auditorium.

Diplômée de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse et titulaire d’un master de Relations Internationales, elle travaille dans un premier temps en Inde au sein de l’Alliance Française de Bangalore puis d’ONUSIDA. En 2008, elle rejoint l‘Ambassade de France en Oman au poste d’Attachée culturelle et participe à la mise en œuvre de la coopération bilatérale, principalement dans les domaines du patrimoine et de la culture et de l’enseignement supérieur. Elle intègre l’Opéra Royal de Mascate un an avant son ouverture officielle en octobre 2011. Responsable des événements, elle a travaillé à la production d’opéras, de concerts et de ballets notamment avec les Arènes de Vérone, l’Opéra de Vienne, Placido Domingo, Majida Roumi, Melody Gardot, Youssou N’Dour, Deborah Colker ou encore American Ballet Theater.

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Camille Gaillard

Exhibition Manager

Camille Gaillard joined Agence-France Muséums in January 2015 as Exhibition Manager.

Camille Gaillard holds a master’s in Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School. She also studied Latin American Literature and Art History at the Instituto Tecnológico in Monterrey (Mexico), and then completed a mission at the Queretaro State Secretariat for Culture, before specializing in cultural projects. She has been production manager of lille300 for more than three years and has coordinated the exhibitions of the CNAP, the Galerie Perrotin, among others, and has supervised the production of monumental works of artists like Lucy & Jorge Orta, Sun Yuan, and Peng Yu, as well as the Fantastic’s opening parade. She then joined TARMAC-la scène internationale francophone as Administrative Officer, where she took part in the financial and administrative management of the theater.

 

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Caroline Laurent

Exhibition Manager

Caroline Laurent joined Agence-France Muséums in January 2015 as Exhibition Manager.

Caroline Laurent is a graduate in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Grenoble and holds a master’s in Art History from the University of Grenoble II. From 2008 to 2009, she worked as Exhibition Assistant at the Palais de Tokyo and simultaneously worked on commission and art critique jobs. She managed exhibition, publishing and development projects at the FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais from 2010 to 2011 and took part in the conception of the preliminary exhibition space program side-by-side with the architects Lacaton and Vassal. She joined again the Palais de Tokyo in 2011 as production manager and coordinated La Triennale (2012), Julio Le Parc (2013) and George Didi-Huberman (2014) exhibitions, and Inside (2014), among others.

 

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Louise Delestre

Multimedia Production and Art Commissions Manager

Louise Delestre joined Agence France-Muséums in November 2013 as  Art Commissions and Multimedia Production Manager (see Production and Mediation)

She has a Master’s degree in Cultural Projects Design and Management, and Bachelor’s degrees in History of Art and Performing Arts (Universités Paris I and Paris III). She first worked at Eva Albarran Agency for the 2008 edition of Nuit Blanche (dusk to dawn outdoors arts festival), where she coordinated the production of contemporary art installations in Paris. She then worked at the Centre Pompidou, where for three years she was in charge of research and coordination for the "Paris-Delhi-Bombay..." exhibition. As assistant to the curators, she monitored the commissions for artworks and liaised with the 47 guest artists. She joined the Agence France-Muséums in 2012 as Project Officer for the editorial coordination of the catalogue Birth of a museum, the production of multimedia tools for the preliminary exhibition and the monitoring of the contemporary art commissions for the Louvre Abu Dhabi. In 2013, Louise Delestre also worked for the Palais de Tokyo as Production Officer for the exhibition by the artist Philippe Parreno.

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Amine Kharchach

Multimedia Content and Cultural Signage Production Project Manager

Amine Kharchach joined Agence France-Muséums in 2014 as Multimedia Content and Cultural Signage Production Project Manager.

Amine Kharchah holds an international bachelor’s in Cultural Heritage Studies from the Institut National du Patrimoine (National Institute of Cultural Heritage) as well as a Master’s degree in Archeology from the Université Paris IV - Sorbonne. He joined the Visitor Services Department of the musée du Louvre in 2009 to take charge of the conception and programming of mediation projects. He worked on the opening of new Classical and Hellenistic Greek art rooms and on the exhibition "Titien, Tintoret, Véronèse... Rivalités à Venise." In 2010, he joined the Louvre-Lens project team to take on the mediation project of the Galerie du temps and the Pavillon de Verre. He carried out the conception, content development and the production follow-up for the visit-support tools in these spaces (cultural signage, multimedia stations, multimedia guide). In 2013, he joined the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities at the musée du Louvre to coordinate the exhibit "The Mediterranean World: The Collection from the Louvre", organized at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

 

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Anne Hauguel

Assistante chef de projet production contenus multimédia et signalétique culturelle

Anne Hauguel rejoint l’Agence France-Muséums en octobre 2014 en tant qu’Assistante chef de projet production contenus multimédia et signalétique culturelle.

Diplômée d’une Licence d’Arts Plastiques et Sciences de l’Art de l’Université Paris 1 – Panthéon – La Sorbonne, elle est titulaire d’un master II en Expographie-Muséographie de l’Université d’Artois. Elle a conçu et réalisé une exposition d’art contemporain intitulée « Le travail en corps, encore » pour le Tandem Douai-Arras, structure regroupant la Scène Nationale de Douai et le théâtre d’Arras. Après avoir participé à plusieurs opérations de médiation in situ pour le musée Rodin et le musée de Cluny, elle a réalisé en 2014 diverses missions en tant qu’assistante de conservation au département Arts Décoratifs et Design du CNAP, notamment pour la réalisation des expositions « Capsules du Design » aux Docks – Cité de la mode et du Design (Paris) et « Oracles du Design » à la Gaîté Lyrique (Paris).

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Jean-Michel Carré

Visitor Policy Manager

Jean-Michel Carré joined Agence France-Muséums in September 2011 as Visitor Policy Manager.

A graduate in History (Université du Maine, Le Mans) and Cultural Interpretation and Communication (Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers), he began his career at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in 1996, in business development. He then joined the Cultural Department of the Musée d’Orsay in 1997 as the Visitor Development Officer; in 2001, after training at ESSEC Business School in marketing and business development, he was appointed Marketing Manager in charge of visitor studies. He actively participated in the implementation of the new Visitor Department during the transformation of the Musée d’Orsay into an EPA (Public Administrative Establishment) in 2004, and until 2008 was in charge of the Visitor Development Department. In 2008, he joined the Aga Khan’s Foundation for the Preservation and Development of the Domaine de Chantilly as Marketing Director where he was entrusted with visitor development, cultural and educational programming, and promotion of the estate.

 

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Daphné Blouet

Deputy Manager, Visitors Policy

Daphné Blouet joined Agence France-Muséums in October 2014 as Deputy Manager for Visitors Policy.

She has Masters in History of Art (Université Paris I Sorbonne), and followed a pre-foundation course in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London University. She worked in galleries (Denise Renée, Paris and Artek, New York) before joining the Palais de Tokyo. She worked there for 9 years in various positions related to visitors services: cultural mediator, responsible for visitors relations and finally head of visitors development. In 2011, as part of preparatory projects at the Palais de Tokyo, she was also in charge of the "Rachel Monique" exhibition by Sophie Calle and "Traces" by Amos Gitaï. She has worked as a lecturer in visitors sociology and mediation for contemporary art at IESA since 2012.

 

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Emmanuel Ory

Chargé de marketing

Emmanuel Ory rejoint l’Agence France-Muséums en octobre 2015 en tant que chargé de marketing.

à sa sortie d’école de commerce (EGC), il entre à la Ville de Valence en tant que chef de projet digital et collabore notamment à la réouverture du Musée de Valence, art et archéologie en décembre 2013 ainsi qu’à l’exposition temporaire « De Gainsborough à Turner, l’âge d’or du paysage et du portrait anglais dans les collections du Musée du Louvre ». En 2014, il devient consultant en communication et marketing.

 

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Paule Mourani

Education, Family and Groups Mediation Manager

Paule Mourani joined Agence France-Muséums in February 2010 as Education, Family and Groups Mediation Manager.

She has a Master 2 in Management of Cultural Organisations from Université Paris-Dauphine and is a former student of INALCO, graduate of IESA and holds a Masters Degree in History of the Contemporary Arab World from the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. She has several years’ experience in organising cultural events in Lebanon and has recently worked for 8 years at the Institut du Monde Arabe in various functions related to educational activities and cultural programming.

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Simone Verde

Research and Publications Manager

Simone Verde joined Agence France-Muséums in 2014, as Research and Publications Manager (see Production and Mediation).

He graduated in Metaphysics with a thesis on the "Aristotelian definition of science in Physics A1". In France, he obtained a postgraduate degree in ancient philosophy and the diploma from the Ecole du Louvre in art history (specialities in Roman Archaeology and Art of the Twentieth Century). He continued his research in Anthropology and Heritage History at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), under the direction of Daniel Fabre and Marc Abeles.
He has worked for major cultural institutions of the city of Rome and since 2010 has been the contemporary art market expert for the Treccani Encyclopaedia Institute. He was heritage consultant for Walter Veltroni, former Minister of Culture, and then for the Presidency of the Italian National Assembly. In 2014 he published Cultura senza Capitale, a book on the history of the concept of heritage and its declination in Italian history. He writes for major Italian newspapers and the Huffington Post. Passionate about literature, he is a professional translator and was assistant to Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi, with whom he wrote L’Oca al passo.

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