Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, has decided to appoint Alexia Fabre as director of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA)after a selection procedure conducted in close consultation with the board of directors of this public institution.

From 1993 to 1998, Alexia Fabre was the Chief Curator of Heritage at the Gap Departmental Museum before becoming involved in the project of the MAC VAL, the Val-de-Marne museum of contemporary art, which she now runs.

His project for the School is unifying in pedagogy and research and shows a real ambition for national and international partnerships, artistic programming and collections management. It will have to conduct a major program of real estate works in «occupied site», while paying particular attention to the ecological transition issues, equality, diversity and combating all forms of violence and discrimination – issues to which the Minister of Culture is particularly committed.

Alexia Fabre will succeed Jean de Loisy, whose mandate expired on 2 January.

The Minister commends the quality of the work done by Jean de Loisy, who put his energy at the service of the School’s influence and worked to strengthen the teaching missions of the institution, including the creation of four new chairs, an active policy of publications, new measures to improve the vocational integration of students. He was also able to strengthen the links between the educational and museum missions of the institution, notably with the Théâtre des expositions.