Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, announces the appointment of Amélie Simier as director of the Rodin Museum, effective May 3, 2021.
An expert in 19th-century sculpture, Amélie Simier is a general curator of heritage. Amélie Simier was until now director of the Bourdelle Museum (Paris). Previously, she managed the Zadkine Museum after having ensured the conservation of the XIX sculpture collectionth and XXth centuries of the Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris. She also taught the history of sculpture for more than fifteen years, especially at the Ecole du Louvre.
His recognized scientific expertise and experience in managing monographic museums dedicated to great sculptors will allow him to build, on each of the two sites of Paris and Meudon of the Rodin Museum, a programme and a policy of artistic and cultural education capable of reaching a wide audience, especially the Ile-de-France public, while reinforcing the cardinal place of the institution in the research landscape around Rodin. With all of the museum’s teams, Amélie Simier will also be keen to see the partnerships that will ensure the museum’s reputation and ensure the sustainability of its exceptional economic model, as desired by Auguste Rodin during his donation to the State, in 1916.
The appointment of Amélie Simier was unanimously approved by the school’s board of directors. She will succeed Catherine Chevillot who, after three terms as Director of the Rodin Museum, was appointed President of the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine as of March 8, 2021. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin would like to salute the action of Catherine Chevillot at the head of the Rodin Museum, to which she gave a new impetus, notably through the renovation work of the Biron Hotel, while reinforcing its unique economic model, with respect for the moral right of the artist.