On the proposal of the Board of Directors, Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, appointed Catherine Chevillot, Chief Curator of Heritage, Director of the Rodin Museum.

She succeeds Dominique Viéville, General Curator of Heritage, to the management
of this public institution of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

It houses the collections that the artist bequeathed to the State at his death, it constitutes one
the most prestigious showcases for sculpture in our country, attracting every
nearly 700,000 visitors annually, including those from Europe and around the world.

The Minister wishes to welcome on this occasion the assessment of Dominique Viéville at the head of the
Rodin Museum since December 2005 where he has notably succeeded, through the
exhibition programme, the confrontation of the master’s work with that of the
great figures of modernity and elaborated a program of renovation of the hotel
Biron which begins in January 2012. He also helped to strengthen the situation
the Museum’s financial resources, in particular by improving the level of its

The Minister wishes to emphasize the attention he gives to the renovation of the
site of the Hotel Biron, particularly in their museum dimension as well as in the
international partnership and sponsorship policy. It also
new director to continue the museum’s scientific projects, without
neglect the objectives of transmitting and diversifying the audiences to which the
Meudon site can powerfully contribute.

He renews his confidence in the teams of the institution and wishes that a dialogue
A project shared by all the actors in the
life of this singular establishment.

Catherine Chevillot is a recognized specialist in the sculpture of the second half of the
19th century She was curator of important exhibitions such as Degas
Sculptor at the Piscine in Roubaix, Forget Rodin? Sculpture in Paris 1905-1914 in 2009
at the Orsay Museum and in Madrid and the great retrospective dedicated to François Pompon.

She has published extensively on “Impressionist sculpture.” After a
first post at the Grenoble Museum after leaving the School of Heritage in 1988, she joined
the Musée d'Orsay in 1990 and from 1999 onwards, she held the responsibilities of
from the sculpture sector to the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France,
before returning to the Musée d'Orsay in 2003. Head of Research, Documentation
In 2008, she took over responsibility for the Department of
sculptures of the Musée d'Orsay and was also responsible for administrative and financial matters