Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, is pleased to announce the 10e edition of the Art History Festival, which will take place from 4 to 6 June at the Château and in the city of Fontainebleau.

This year’s theme is “fun”, and the country associated with the event will be Japan.

Unique in the world, open to the general public, this festival, organized in collaboration with the National Institute of Art History and Fontainebleau Castle, offers amateurs and professionals a rich panorama on the history of art and heritage, from prehistory to contemporary creation.

For its 10è edition, the format of the programming will be hybrid, combining participation in face-to-face and remote, and will be an opportunity to bring together, during conferences, round tables, debates, projections, workshops or visits, art historians, architects and artists of all backgrounds.

Participants will have the chance to discover the incredible creativity that marks the past and present history of Japan, from ancient architecture to contemporary creations, from the manufacture of artisanal objects to the latest design.

With the participation among others of Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Boulard, Victor Burgin, Yoshimi Futamura, Gérard Garouste, Chieko Katsumata, Tadashi Kawamata, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kengo Kuma, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Etienne Lécroart, Kiyoshi Mami, Takesada Matsutani, Annette Messager, Setsuko Nagasawa, Yuki Onodera, Hitonari Tsuji, Pierre Reimer, Tsuyoshi Tane.

An event organized by the Ministry of Culture, the INHA – National Institute of Art History and the Château de Fontainebleau, in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in France, The House of Culture of Japan, The Franco-Japanese House, L'Arboretum du domaine départemental de la Vallée-Aux-Loups, Philippe Gravier Gallery, L'École des Mines de Paris, Le Cinéma Ermitage, EHESS, Sciences Po, Seika University, Sorbonne University, Faculté des Lettres, La Human Academy, RMN – Grand Palais, L'Institut français, Le Mobilier national et les manufactures des Gobelins de Beauvais et de la Savonnerie, Le Centre National Du Livre (Cnl), Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Orchestre à l'école, Proquartet, L'Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA), The Lambert Collection in Avignon, The Friends of the Louvre, The Île-de-France Region, The Department of Seine et Marne, Seine-et-Marne Attractivity, The Metropolitan Community of the Pays de Fontainebleau, The City of Fontableaineu, The Hotel Aigle Noir, The Loingtaine Association, INSEAD, Les Amis du Château de Fontainebleau, Caisse d'épargne Île-de-France, OSENAT, Transdev, Redex, L'Ibis Château de Fontainebleau, La Demeure du Parc

Press kit to be found here and complete programming to be found soon HERE.