On the proposal of the President of the Public Establishment of the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie-Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the Minister of Culture appointed Claire Bernardi to the management of the Musée national de l'Orangerie des Tuileries.
Chief Curator of Heritage, Claire Bernardi was in charge of late 19th and early 20th century paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, which she joined in 2012. She was previously curator at the Centre national des arts plastiques, responsible for modern collections and proofing.
She has curated several remarkable international exhibitions, including the recent Soutine - from Kooning, the embodied painting at the Orangerie Museum, as well as Picasso, blue and pinkat the Musée d'Orsay in 2018 or Gauguin the Alchemist at the Grand Palais in 2017.
At the head of the Orangerie, Claire Bernardi, in line with what has been done in recent years, will lead a program aimed at offering contemporary proofreading of the museum’s collections, be they Water lilies by Claude Monet or works by artists in the Walter-Guillaume collection. It will ensure a good level of attendance at the museum, in particular by retaining the French public through a strengthened mediation policy. At the same time, it will continue the international development of the institution.
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin would like to salute the work of her predecessor Cécile Debray, who headed the Musée de l'Orangerie from 2017 to 2021 and now heads the Picasso Museum, which has been able to maintain the institution’s reputation at its highest level.