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Villa Albertine Museum Series


Villa Albertine Museum Series

Presented in partnership with the Center for Curatorial Leadership, Villa Albertine’s 2023 Museum Series brings together 24 French and American women museum directors, sparking new transatlantic debate on the future of museums and promoting a new generation of leaders.

American and European museums have long taken inspiration from one another, each building and adapting to the specificities of their era. At this moment of great evolution for museums, Villa Albertine seeks to reinvigorate the transatlantic feedback loop. This effort deepens the ability of museums and cultural institutions to respond to the challenges they face today on both continents, and contributes to the development of a new generation of museum leaders who will continue to think and act within a framework of deep connections across the Atlantic.

Gender parity remains a major concern for cultural institutions, despite the recent naming of numerous women to positions of leadership in major museums in France and the United States. In support of this important goal, Villa Albertine will turn the floor over to women museum leaders throughout 2023.

Each conversation will take place live in English at Villa Albertine’s Fifth Avenue headquarters and will be streamed live on Villa Albertine’s YouTube Channel.

Fall 2023 Dialogues

September 12, 2023 | 6PM ET
Zeina Arida, Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha)
Anne Pasternak, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum (New York)
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October 10, 2023 | 6PM ET
Sophie Lévy, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts of Nantes (Nantes)
Laure Dalon, Director of the Musée des Augustins (Toulouse)
Min Jung Kim, Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum (Saint Louis)
Esther Bell, Deputy Director of the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown)
Register | Watch live on YouTube
This dialogue is organized in partnership with FRAME, a consortium created in 1999 that brings together 32 museums in France and North America (US and Canada).

Constance Rivière, Director of the Palais de la Porte Dorée (Paris)
Perri Irmer, President and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History
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This dialogue will take place live at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.

November 15, 2023 | 6PM ET
Anne-Sophie de Gasquet, Director of Paris Musées
Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
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December 4, 2023 | 6PM ET
Souraya Noujaim, Director of the Department of Islamic Arts of the Musée du Louvre
Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator at Large, Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Register | Watch live on YouTube

The Villa Albertine Museum Series Fall Dialogues are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Villa Albertine, notably Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée Kravis, Denise Littlefield Sobel, Sana Sabbagh and Béatrice Stern

Spring 2023 Dialogues

March 8, 2023 | 5:30PM ET 
Laurence Engel, President of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris)
Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of the Congress (Washington DC)
Watch the talk on YouTube

March 22, 2023 | 6PM ET
Amélie Simier, Director of the Musée Rodin (Paris)
Sasha Suda, Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia)
Watch the talk on YouTube

April 20, 2023 | 6PM ET
Charlotte Vignon, Director of Heritage and Collections of the Musée national de la Céramique (Sèvres)
Courtney J. Martin, Director of the Yale Center for British Art (New Haven)
Watch the talk on YouTube

May 3, 2023 | 6PM ET
Yannick Lintz, President of the Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Guimet (Paris)
Amada Cruz, Director and CEO of the Seattle Art Museum (Seattle)
Watch the talk on YouTube

May 18, 2023 | 6PM ET
Laurence des Cars, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre (Paris)
Katherine E. Fleming, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles)
Watch the talk on Youtube

June 7, 2023 | 6PM ET
Séverine Lepape, Director of the Musée national du Moyen Âge – Musée de Cluny (Paris)
Julia Marciari-Alexander, Director of the Walters Art Museum of Baltimore (Baltimore)
Watch the talk on YouTube

The Villa Albertine Museum Series Spring Dialogues are made possible thanks to the generous support of Cartier and the Friends of Villa Albertine, notably Béatrice Stern, Sana Sabbagh and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

In partnership with

The Center for Curatorial Leadership

Founded in 2007 by Agnes Gund and Elizabeth W. Easton, and based in New York, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) trains curators to become visionary leaders of art museums. At a time when the demands of cultural institutions and the public are rapidly evolving, CCL provides essential tools to guide today’s museums and anticipate future challenges. The CCL model encompasses mentorships with museum directors, rigorous coursework in strategic management, and professional networks for support and growth. CCL is helping to build the next generation of museum leaders, ones who combine traditional curatorial connoisseurship and art historical scholarship with management expertise. 

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Albertine Foundation

Previously known as FACE Foundation, Albertine Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In close partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and its arts institution Villa Albertine, Albertine Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries thanks to corporate, foundation, and individual support.

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