Chair and management
Catherine Chevillot, presidente
Catherine Chevillot has a Ph.D. in the history of contemporary art, specializing in 19th and 20th century sculpture. Heritage curator since 1987, Catherine Chevillot directed the Rodin museum from 2012.
Previously, she was successively assistant to the director of the Musée de Grenoble (1988), curator at the Musée d'Orsay (1990), head of the Sculpture department at the Center for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (1999), head of the department of research at the Musée d'Orsay, where she created the Prix du Musée d'Orsay (2003), then chief curator at the Musée d'Orsay (2012).
Catherine Chevillot is a member of the High Council of Museums of France, of the Artistic Council of National Museums, of the Scientific Council of National Museums, and until 2020 of the Scientific Orientation Council of the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine.
She was appointed president of the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine on March 8, 2021
Luc Lièvre, deputy general manager
The Collections Department comprises the Musée des Monuments Français and the 20th-Century Architecture Archives Centre.
In three galleries, the Musée des Monuments Français presents a panorama of architecture and heritage from the Middle Ages to our time: the Casts Gallery exhibits secular and religious architecture from the 12th to the 18th centuries; the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Architecture focuses on developments since the Industrial Revolution; the Gallery of Murals and Stained Glass shows copies of murals from the 11th to the 16th centuries.
The Archives Centre has in its holding the collections of archives of the major French architects, that is 400 architects from the late 19th century to the present. It is open by appointment to the public.
Corinne Bélier, director of collections department
Ecole de Chaillot
A reputed educational institution in Europe and throughout the world, École de Chaillot is among the high-ranking higher education institutions, recognise in France and abroad for its technological and educational expertise in the field of heritage management and urban planning. In addition to its various programmes of studies (the post-graduate DSA, AUE training, the CAMO, and public classes), the École de Chaillot develops joint international projects that contribute to the international dissemination of a methodology that has earned the school its renown over several decades.
Department of Architectural Creation
The function of the Department of Architectural Creation is to observe, analyse and critique contemporary production in France and abroad through the exhibitions, installations, conferences, discussions and workshops that it organises. The programming gives voice to the architectural manifestos and stances, currents and trends at the heart of issues where the technical and the aesthetic, the social and the spatial intersect. Its scope includes urbanism and landscape, architecture and design, in a reflection on all scales that coincides with the multiplicity of architecture practices. At the forefront of the department is the Platform of Architectural Creation, an experimental platform that is at once a programme and a place at the centre of La Cité.
Francis Rambert, director of the Department of Architectural Creation
Department of Cultural Development
Architecture culture and urban culture are shaped every day by many actors, in an ongoing debate, full of questions, interactions and tensions, elucidated by exchanges.
Founded in 2015, the Department of Cultural Development hosts a multidisciplinary debate on cities and architecture and, more broadly, on the evolution of the inhabited world.
It is a pluralist debate where architecture is seen from a series of standpoints – philosophical, anthropological, artistic and/or geopolitical, scientific and/or historical – discussed by theorists and actors of the transformation of our societies.
Marie-Hélène Contal, director of the Department of Cultural Development
Department of Documentary Resources
The library of La Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine makes available to users interested in the field its unique collection on architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries, construction, interior architecture and design, urbanism, social sciences applied to the city, landscape and gardens. The library has 42,000 books, 480 journal titles and numerous documentary films and electronic documents.
Philippe Perreaudin, director of the Department of Documentary Resources