Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, announces the appointment of Élisabeth Caude as director of four national museums brought together in the same department with national competence: the National Museum of the Castles of Malmaison and Bois-Courtyard, the two Napoleonic and African museums of the island of Aix and the Bonaparte House Museum in Ajaccio.

Élisabeth Caude is a specialist in the Napoleonic period and museum castles. His scientific expertise and extensive skills will allow him to unite the different teams around a new scientific, cultural and development project.

Archivist-paleographer and general curator of heritage, Élisabeth Caude, previously curator at the Château de Compiègne, was posted to the Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau from 2008 to 2014 where she was co-curatorcurator of several exhibitions on the Napoleonic period. Élisabeth Caude is also the author of numerous exhibition catalogues and reference works.

Since 2014, Élisabeth Caude has been in charge of the «Mobilier Objets d'art» collections at the National Museum of the Versailles and Trianon Castles, as well as the gilding, carpentry and tapestry museum workshops.

The Minister welcomes this appointment which will allow these national museums, located in three different regions, to pursue a dynamic cultural and scientific activity.

Élisabeth Caude succeeds Amaury Lefébure, who asserted her retirement rights and whose Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin wishes to commend the leadership of the institution over the past twelve years, and more broadly, throughout her career, at the service of French museums.