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The Scientific and Artistic Council

Presided by Erik Orsenna
The academic and artistic advisory board is made up of ten leading figures on the French cultural scene who examine the propositions for the programme of Normandie Impressionniste.

Who are its members?

Erik Orsenna and Philippe Piguet, the general curator of Normandie Impressionniste, are accompanied by 10 members:

▶︎ Frédéric Cousinié, university professor in History and Theory of Art and Architecture at the University of Rouen Normandy

▶︎ Michael Dodds, director of the Regional Committee of tourism in Normandy

▶︎ Laurence Des Cars, president of the Musée d’Orsay and of the Musée de l’Orangerie

▶︎ Sylvie Patry, director of the conservation and of the collections of the Musée d’Orsay and l’Orangerie

▶︎ Laurent Le Bon, president of the Musée National Picasso – Paris

▶︎ Ségolène Le Men, professor in History of Art, at the University of Paris Nanterre

▶︎ Sophie Levy, director of the Musée d’Arts de Nantes

▶︎ Jean-Hubert Martin, art historian and exhibition curator

▶︎ Marianne Mathieu, assistant to the director of collections and of communication at the Musée Marmottan

▶︎ Sarkis, artist

How are the events in Normandie Impressionniste 2020 selected?

Normandie Impressionniste invites cultural and touristic partners to propose projects for the 2020 edition of the festival. After a presentation, the academic and artistic advisory board makes its decision based on several factors:
▶︎ The fit with the festival’s guidelines
▶︎ Its academic and artistic quality
▶︎ Its innovation, relevance and originality
▶︎ The means of presentation to the public and the quality of the mediation
▶︎ The site or sites for the presentation of the project
▶︎ The location of the proposal to ensure all of Normandy, and its diversity, is reflected
▶︎ The possibility of it travelling across the territory of Normandy and beyond
▶︎ Its ability to influence the national and international landscape
▶︎ Its participatory or partnership approach