AGENCE FRANCE-MUSEUMS

Staff profiles

Research and Collections

Olivia Bourrat

Deputy Director - Curatorial Department

Olivia Bourrat joined Agence France-Muséums in May 2014.

She is a French national heritage curator who studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre and completed two Masters in Modern Literature and Art History at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) before following doctoral studies at the EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences )and fulfilling the INP’s training program (National Heritage Institute) in 2006 and 2007. After leaving INP, she was appointed Curator of Historic Monuments for the Rhône-Alpes’ region and then joined in 2010 the musée du quai Branly as Head of the Preservation, Conservation and Analysis team. In this capacity she organised international symposiums to promote research programs conducted on the museum’s collections by her team. She has also taught the course on "taste and collections History" at the INP since 2012 and has participated in the conception of different temporary exhibitions.

 

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Guilhem André, Ph.D.

Curator - Asian Arts

Guilhem André joined Agence France-Muséums in September 2008.

Holder of a doctoral degree from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Guilhem André is an art historian and an archaeologist. After studying in China at Peking University and Sichuan University, he joined the department of Chinese art at the Musée Guimet in 2001. Scientific Head of the French archaeological mission in Mongolia, he has also participated in the development of heritage exhibitions, especially those initiated by the Musée Guimet. He contributed to some twenty exhibitions in Europe, Asia, South America and the Gulf and published several books, articles and essays. He teaches Far Eastern art history at the Ecole du Louvre and the Institut Catholique de Paris.

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Anne Coron

Curatorial Assistant in Modern and Contemporary Art

Anne Coron joined Agence France-Muséums in April 2008 as Curatorial Assistant in Modern and Contemporary Art.

Holder of a doctoral degree in history of contemporary art on the cut-out gouaches of Henri Matisse (2005), she is currently working on Dictionnaire Henri Matisse, directed by Claudine Grammont (Robert Laffont, to be published late 2016). She has published articles in several exhibition catalogues: Matisse, la couleur découpée (Le Cateau-Cambrésis 2013) ; Henri Matisse. Paires/Impaires (Paris, New York, Copenhagen 2012); Henri Matisse, dessins au pinceau (Le Cateau-Cambrésis 2011); Matisse: Drawing Life (Queensland, Australia 2011); Gustave Moreau l’homme aux figures de cire (Paris 2010), La Donation Alice Tériade au musée Matisse Le Cateau-Cambrésis (2008), Matisse-Rouault (Japan 2008), Matisse a second life (Paris, Copenhagen, 2005), Picasso et la tradition française (Tokyo, 2003) ; in journals such as Histoire de l’Art (2007) and other studies such as La Collection d’arts graphiques du Centre G. Pompidou (2009). She has also taught nineteenth and twentieth century art at the Ecole du Louvre and the Université Picardie Jules Verne. She was previously Documentation Officer at the musée Gustave Moreau (2000-2008) where she worked on documents collected by Gustave Moreau (drawings, prints, photographs).

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Noëmi Daucé

Curator – Archaeology

Noëmi Daucé joined Agence France-Muséums in October 2014, as Curator in charge of Archaeology.

A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, she has conducted research on the brick architectural decoration of the palace of Darius in Susa. Several missions in Tehran and Susa allowed her to complete this initial work and to publish it in the book edited by J. Perrot, Le Palais de Darius à Suse (PUPS Paris, 2010). In 2006, she obtained the grant from the Leon Levy Shelby White Foundation Program for Archaeological Publication that allowed her to coordinate the online publication of reports by Roland Mecquenem, Director of Archaeological Missions in Susa from 1912 to 1939, for which she obtained the Jacques Morgan award. Laureate of the competitive entrance exam to become museum curator, she entered the National Heritage Institute (INP) in 2009 and joined the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon in 2010, participating in its renovation, the management of its reserves and the coordination of related collections.

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Souraya Noujaim, Ph.D.

Curator - Islamic Art

Epigraphist and Art Historian, Souraya Noujaim, joined Agence France-Muséums in November 2013 as the Curator in charge of Islamic Art and the coordination of Medieval European Art section, for the Louvre Abu Dhabi project.

Souraya Noujaim holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Art History and Archaeology, with a degree in Museum studies and postgraduate research diplomas from École du Louvre and Paris-Sorbonne. She has also studied Arab civilization at the INALCO. Her doctoral thesis studied the poems of the Nasrid palaces of the Alhambra.
She started her career at the Musée du Louvre and has since worked for major cultural institutions. As part of the "Grand Louvre" project, she took part in the opening of the first Islamic Art Department rooms of the Musée du Louvre and in landmark exhibitions such as "Arabesques et jardins de paradis" and "Soliman le Magnifique". She then joined the British Museum to participate in the study of the collection of weights and measures in the Arabic section of the Department of Coins and Medals.
She has taught at the École du Louvre for several years where in 2013 she held the Islamic Art History chair. She has also carried out various education and cultural outreach responsibilities both at the Musée du Louvre and at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) where she has developed vibrant and engaging learning experiences, workshops and activities for a wide audience.
She is the author of the "Catalogue raisonné de la collection d’estampilles, poids forts et autres disques en verre du Musée du Louvre" (RMN) and several articles related to Islamic Art. Passionate about Arabic literature and poetry she has been translating and adapting literary works from Arabic into French.

 

 

 

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Juliette Singer

Curator - Modern and Contemporary Art

Juliette Singer joined Agence France-Muséums in February 2016 as Curator in charge of Modern and Contemporary Art.

A former student of INP (National Heritage Institute), she is a graduate of philosophy and art history at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I). Responsible for the art brut collection of the Villeneuve d’Ascq Museum of Modern Art (now the LaM) from 2002 to 2005, she then went on to direct the contemporary art department at the Musée-Château d’Annecy before becoming curator of the museums of Boulogne-Billancourt in 2010. In 2013, she was appointed director of collections for Paris Musées, comprising 14 major museums in the city. Curator (Studio Beineix ; Poétique du chantier with Jean-Max Colard; Joan Fontcuberta, des monstres et des Prodiges...), she has also organised symposia such as ‘Les grandes expositions des musées de la Ville de Paris’ and ’Paul Landowski et la commande publique internationale’. She regularly publishes, teaches, and speaks at conferences.

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Tehzeeb Sandhu

Acquisitions Senior Officer

Tehzeeb Sandhu joined Agence France-Muséums in August 2015 as Acquisitions Senior Officer.

Following an undergraduate degree in French and Philosophy (University of Oxford) and a Masters in Philosophy (Trinity College Dublin / Université Paris VII-Jussieu), she undertook doctoral research in History of art and Modern Literature (University College London). After her academic studies she embarked on a career in the international art market, joining the auction house Sotheby’s in 2003. She worked for over ten years in the field of Impressionist and Modern Art, first in London and more recently in Paris, as an administrator and cataloguer. She was notably responsible for the organisation of loans of artworks in relation with curators and collectors; documentary and iconographic provenance research; the administrative and logistical coordination of auction sales; and the preparation and writing of bilingual auction catalogues.

 

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Estelle Guéville

Assistant curator

Estelle Guéville a rejoint l’Agence France-Muséums en novembre 2016, en tant que chargée d’études.

Estelle Guéville est diplômée en histoire de l’art, histoire médiévale et en gestion de projets culturels à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Elle a assuré en 2013 et 2014 des missions de gestion des collections (inventaire, récolement) et a participé à l’organisation de l’exposition « Les temps mérovingiens » au service des manuscrits médiévaux de la Bibliothèque nationale de France puis au Musée national du Moyen Age – musée de Cluny ». Estelle a également coordonné et collaboré à l’organisation de plusieurs expositions pour les archives départementales du Val-de-Marne, l’entreprise publique Eau de Paris ; et le musée de l’air et de l’espace au sein duquel elle a également participé au récolement des collections d’art graphique.

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Assistants de direction

Khadidja Besseghir

Executive Assistant

Khadidja Besseghir joined Agence France-Muséums in May 2008 as a bilingual executive assistant in the Curatorial Department.


Khadidja Besseghir has a Professional Degree in technical and scientific cultural project management (CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris), a Master in Applied Foreign Languages (English-Spanish) and a DESS (postgraduate diploma) in audiovisual translation. She has also completed introductory courses in art history at the Ecole du Louvre.
At the CNAM, she participated in the organisation of exhibitions on the theme of utopias on behalf of the CNAM Pays-de-la-Loire, and of mineralogy classification for the ParisTech Mineralogy Museum.
Khadidja taught French at high school level in Manchester and worked as an interpreter at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and in the press sector before holding executive assistant positions in various sectors.

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Sonia Eymery

Executive Assistant

Sonia Eymery joined Agence France-Muséums in October 2007 as executive assistant in the Management team and then the Curatorial Department.

A graduate of the Université d’Angers, in Economic and Social Administration, she has held positions in large groups with varied profiles (Thales, France Telecom, NEC Computer and Lisi Aerospace) in both the private and public sectors. In 2012 she obtained an SME management assistant diploma. Within Agence France-Muséums Sonia Eymery assists the Scientific Director and works especially with the Acquisitions Representative as an administrative assistant for the acquisitions committees for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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