FRench American Museum Exchange (FRAME) is a consortium of 32 major museums in France and North America that promotes cultural exchange in the context of museum collaborations. FRAME fosters partnerships among its member museums to develop innovative exhibitions, educational and public programs, and professional exchanges among museum staff, and maintains a website to reach global audiences.
FRAME'S 20th Anniversary Video
Co-President North America, FRAME
Coprésidente de FRAME, France
The FRench American Museum Exchange (FRAME) promotes cultural exchange in the context of museum collaborations between North American and French institutions. It is a vibrant bilateral organization founded in 1999 by Elizabeth Rohatyn and Françoise Cachin, and remains the only organization of its kind. The FRAME network began with 18 museums and has nearly doubled in size in the past two decades. Plans are actively underway to further expand this network, and broaden and deepen its impact.
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, ca. 1914-1917, oil on canvas, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Mildred Anne Williams Collection, 1973.3. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Our Member Museums
Spring Planning Conference
FRAME will host a Planning Conference in Giverny from Tuesday, May 2 through Thursday, May 4, 2023. The FRAME Planning Conference is an opportunity for
Please Touch. Art and Matter exhibition travels to Lille
The Please Touch: Art and Matter is on view at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille through February 27, 2023. This innovative tactile exhibition is
French Ministry of Culture Commissions New Art Trafficking Report
The French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul-Malak commissioned a special report in June that states its museums must improve their acquisitions policies. Christian Giacomotto, Marie-Christine
Highlights from the 2022 Annual Conference
After more than three years of separation, FRAME members were pleased to reunite in-person in Marseille. The 2022 Annual Conference was attended by 25 members
Pap Ndiaye named Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Annual Conference
Pap Ndiaye, Ph.D., a historian, specializing in the social history of the United States with a focus on its minorities, will be one of two keynote
András Szántó named Keynote Speaker at FRAME 2022 Annual Conference
András Szántó Ph.D. (b. 1964), will be one of two keynote speakers at the 2022 FRAME Annual Conference on Wednesday, May 18 in Marseille. Szántó
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