On the proposal of Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic has reappointed Laurent Le Bon for a second term as President of the Musée National Picasso-Paris.
Franck Riester wishes to salute the record of Laurent Le Bon at the head of the Picasso museum and looks forward to its renewal.
Under his leadership, the museum’s teams have welcomed more than 3 million visitors since the facility reopened in late 2014. The rich and varied programming presented at the Picasso Museum, through its two major exhibitions in the fall and spring, has largely contributed to this success. The remarkable action taken by Laurent Le Bon in favour of cultural democratization is also worth noting.
Laurent Le Bon has also made the Picasso Museum a recognized actor in France and in the world thanks to an ambitious loan policy, numerous partnerships and cooperation with major actors in the museum scene at regional, national or international level (MoMA, Tate…). He also initiated the project Picasso Mediterranean » which has brought together from 2017 to 2019 some sixty institutions around 40 exhibitions dedicated to the work of Picasso and its Mediterranean resonances.
This second three-year mandate will allow Laurent Le Bon to continue and amplify this dynamic towards all audiences within the museum, in the territories and internationally.
Through an always ambitious and open program and the implementation of a proactive arts and cultural education policy, Laurent Le Bon will continue with the teams of the institution to promote a museum that has become unavoidable under his impetus.
Laurent Le Bon is a 50-year-old general curator of heritage. He was inspector of artistic creation at the Delegation for Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture then curator at the Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (MNAM) in 2000. In 2008, he became the director of the Association de préfiguration du Centre Pompidou - Metz and, in 2010, the director of the Centre Pompidou - Metz. He has presided over the Musée National Picasso-Paris since its reopening at the end of 2014.