Franck Riester, Minister of Culture has selected a list of 15 exhibitions, presented in museums in France, to award them the label “Exhibition of National Interest” in 2019. The Minister noted that “ these exhibitions participate in the policy of territorial action and in a better distribution of State aid among the communities carrying projects. »

The label Exhibition of national interest was created by the Ministry of Culture to highlight and support remarkable exhibitions organized by the museums of France. It rewards an innovative museum discourse, a novel thematic approach, a scenography and a mechanism of mediation for the most varied audiences, especially in the context of arts and cultural education.

These “Exhibitions of National Interest” are part of the policy of cultural democratization led by the Ministry of Culture. They highlight themes that reflect the richness and diversity of the collections of 1,220 museums in France. Exceptional grants are awarded to selected projects.

The 15 exhibitions selected in 2019 are:


From AuvergneRhône-alp es

Saint-Etienne, art and industry museum

Sell everything, be everywhere. Casino

March 21, 2019 – January 6, 2020


Burgundy Franche-Comté

Besançon, museum of fine arts and archaeology

One of the provinces of rococo. China dreamed of François Boucher

November 8, 2019 – March 2, 2020


Ornans, Gustave Courbet Museum

Yan Pei-Ming facing Courbet

June 12 - September 30, 2019


Centre – Loire Valley

Blois, Royal Castle of Blois

Children of the Renaissance                       

May 18 - September 1, 2019


Montargis, Girodet Museum

Girodet facing Géricault, or the romantic battle of the Salon of 1819

October 12, 2019-January 15, 2020



Le Cateau-Cambresis, Matisse Departmental Museum

What the Masters have best. Matisse a pupil and teacher, 1890-1911

November 9, 2019 – February 9, 2020



Paris, museum of art and history of Judaism

Helena Rubinstein. The adventure of beauty                     

March 20 – August 25, 2019


Nouvelle Aquitaine

Angouleme, Museum of Comics, International City of Comics and Images

Fashion and comics

June 26, 2019 – January 5, 2020


Niort, Niortais Agglomeration Community, Bernard d'Agesci Museum

Bernard d'Agesci (1756-1829), forger of Histoires at Niort               

January 25 - September 22, 2019


Rochechouart, Château de Rochechouart, Musée d'art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne

Raoul Hausmann and experimental poetry   

October 4 - December 15, 2019



Cerate, Museum of Modern Art in Céret

André Masson, a mythology of being and nature

June 22 - October 27, 2019


Slats, Lattara Archaeological Site - Henri Prades Museum

Phocaean adventure. Greeks, Iberians and Gauls in the North - Western Mediterranean                             

November 23, 2019 – July 6, 2020


Toulouse, Les Abattoirs, Museum – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Peter Saul - Pop, Funk, Bad Painting and More             

September 20, 2019 - January 26, 2020



La Roche sur Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon Museum

In the privacy of an emperor... Napoleon Ier, husband, father, lover

March 23 – June 23, 2019

Provence AlpesFrench Riviera

Hyères, The Bank, Museum of Cultures and Landscape

Facing the sun (1850-1950)

September 21, 2019 - January 19, 2020