Educational and research institutions
Museums in France are of various sizes: some employ only a few people, some volunteer, others have the scope of cultural enterprises. Nevertheless, all belong to the network of museums in France. The Ministry of Culture also pays particular attention to the training of those who will be working in these institutions tomorrow, as well as to the ongoing training of current staff.
Diverse fields and activities
Every year students are trained in the scientific and historical study of works, in the study of contemporary museology techniques (preventive conservation, cultural mediation, etc.).
These teachings have been extended to new fields (architecture, iconography, photography, popular arts and traditions, arts of Africa and Oceania, etc.), while equivalency systems have been set up with the university.
Cultural dissemination activities have also developed in the direction of thousands of listeners who attend courses and conferences organized in Paris and in the regions, notably by the Ecole du Louvre.
The ongoing training of museum professionals is far from being neglected.
In addition, the majority of these establishments are real research pools.
Founded in 1882, the Ecole du Louvre is a higher education institution of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Located in the heart of the Louvre Palace, it offers courses in art history, archaeology, history of civilization, epigraphy, anthropology and museology to more than 1,600 students, according to the Licence-Master-Doctorate scheme.
As a member of the Pres héSam, the School pursues a policy of openness and collaboration with numerous French and international university, heritage and museum institutions.
It ensures a preparation for the competitions of curator of the heritage (State, city of Paris, local authorities).
At the same time, it promotes a policy of cultural dissemination to more than 16,000 listeners with classes in the day, evening, summer... and cycles in regions (24 partner cities and museums).
The Louvre School website: www.ecoledulouvre.fr
Created by the decree of 12 July 2001, the National Institute of Art History is a public institution of scientific, cultural and professional character. Under the supervision of the Ministries of Research, Higher Education and Culture, its mission is to develop scientific activity and contribute to international research cooperation in the field of art history and heritage.
- the constitution, conservation, enrichment and enhancement of its own collections and the collections entrusted to it, assembled in a library;
- Access to and dissemination of information resources in all their forms;
- Introduction to research, the use of documentary techniques and the conservation of collections;
- The maintenance, management and development of property belonging to it or placed at its disposal for the performance of its tasks.
2, rue Vivienne - 75084 Paris cedex 02
Tel. 01 47 03 86 04
The Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF) was established in 1998 by merging the Laboratoire de recherche des musées de France and the Service de restauration des musées de France.
It aims to advance research around preventive conservation and restoration.
The C2RMF comprises four departments: research, restoration, preventive conservation and archives and new information technologies.
The Centre is spread over three sites: two of them, the Carrousel laboratory and the Flore workshops, are located in Paris, at the Louvre Palace, and the third, the Petite Ecurie du Roy workshops, in Versailles.
Together with curators, documentalists, physicists, chemists, engineers, technicians and administrators of the Ministry of Culture or the CNRS, restorers, of liberal status and of all specialties, come regularly to work in its premises.
It benefits from the research envelope of the Ministry of Culture and is associated with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) for the laboratory part of its activities. He is associated with several Labex and Equipex as well as European projects.
6, rue des Pyramides - 75041 Paris cedex 01
phone: 01 40 20 56 52
Link to the C2RMF website: https://c2rmf.fr/
Link to TECHNE: https://c2rmf.fr/diffuser/techne
The National Heritage Institute is a higher education institution of the Ministry of Culture, created by Decree No. 90-406 of 16 May 1990.
Its mission is the recruitment by competition and the initial training of the curators of the heritage of the State, the territorial civil service and the City of Paris as well as the selection, also by competition, and the training of heritage conservators qualified to work on public collections. Training in the same establishment in these two closely complementary occupations is unique in Europe.
INP also offers a very wide range of permanent training courses for heritage professionals, French and foreign. It is also a place for cultural dissemination through conferences and symposia that are opportunities to work with other heritage institutions and universities, French and foreign.
Finally, INP registers its missions and actions in a network of international cooperation, sending its students on internships abroad, receiving foreign trainees, and exporting its training and expertise.
Link to the NPI website: http://www.inp.fr/