The Ministry of Culture was saddened to learn of the death of Alain Loiseau at the age of 67.  

His finesse, his intelligence, his immense culture, his humour and his passion for the public service of culture left their mark on the minds of those who had the chance to work with him.

Passion for music first, then for archaeology and heritage, which led him to be one of the first regional delegates to music and dance, in Drac Auvergne and then in Drac PACA. 

He also managed for 9 years the Association for National Archaeological Excavations, then the National Monuments Centre for three years. But music was his temple and he returned there in 2003 to join Georges-François Hirsch at the Orchestre de Paris as general secretary, to whom he succeeded as general director in 2009.

Finally, the Directorate-General for Artistic Creation welcomed him and benefited from his great expertise, the accuracy of his analyses and his operational rigour, as director of the General Inspection of Artistic Creation and then as music delegate.

He masterfully covered all the disciplines and aesthetics for which he was responsible, imposing the admiration and respect of the personalities and colleagues who crossed his path.

He left a great imprint on the Ministry of Culture, that of a model of integrity and excellence.

The Ministry of Culture extends its deepest condolences to his entire family, who have been cruelly affected by his death.