On the proposal of Rima Abdul Malak, Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic appointed Yannick Lintz President of the National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet.

Rima Abdul Malak welcomes the appointment of this great museum professional that his speciality of orientalist including the Middle East Iran, Central Asia and India naturally brought to the Guimet museum. 

Drawing on his experience, Yannick Lintz will be able, by uniting all the museum’s teams, to cultivate the institution’s excellence and world-class reputation in its field while working to make its permanent career and its cultural programming accessible to a non-museum audience.expert in the arts and civilizations of Asia. It will implement an ambitious policy of territorial action and strengthen the role of the museum as a major heritage department for the animation of museums of France preserving collections of Asian art. Finally, it will establish partnerships enabling the establishment to continue its development and increase its influence in France and abroad, especially in Asia. 

Born in 1964, Yannick Lintz is a doctor of history. She began her career as a classics teacher before embarking on a career as a heritage curator. She first joined the Geneva Museum of Art and History before running the Agen Museum of Fine Arts. Advisor to the Minister of National Education for Museums and Heritage from 2000 to 2004, she joined the Louvre Museum as head of the Antique Depots Department. Since 2013, she has been Director of the Department of Islamic Arts at the Louvre. Yannick Lintz has curated numerous exhibitions, published numerous books or articles, and directed or facilitated several research programs. In 2021, it successfully carried out the Arts of Islam: a past for a present » (18 simultaneous Islamic art exhibitions in France).

Yannick Lintz will succeed 1er November to Sophie Makariou, whose work Rima Abdul Malak praised during the nine years she chaired the establishment. Under his leadership, the Guimet Museum has multiplied ambitious initiatives and exhibitions, has diversified its themes, has opened up to contemporary art, has broadened audiences, has taken the digital revolution and has established numerous international partnerships, especially with the Louvre of Abu Dhabi.