On the proposal of the Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic appointed Cécile Debray as President of the Picasso-Paris National Museum.

General curator of heritage, Cécile Debray was director of the Orangerie museum since 2017. After starting her career as director of the Châteauroux museums, she was curator at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris and in charge of modern collections at the Musée national d'art moderne – Centre Pompidou.

Curator of several major international exhibitions (Prehistory, a modern enigma, Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso… The Stein adventure, Elles@Centrepompidou..), since her arrival at the Musée de l'Orangerie, she has been able to give this institution a new visibility, through an original program highlighting its specificity in the Parisian landscape.

At the head of the Picasso-Paris Museum, which houses the world’s largest Picassienne public collection, Cécile Debray will strive to keep alive in the 21st century the work of Pablo Picasso, an essential artist of modernity. It will strengthen the museum’s attractiveness by seeking to retain the Ile-de-France public, while continuing the territorial and international development of the institution, particularly with a view to celebrating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death in 2023.

Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin would like to salute the work of Laurent Le Bon at the head of the establishment, to which he has been able, since 2014, to give an unprecedented influence.