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Our mission

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

FRAME continues to embody a true cultural alliance, despite the occasional political complexities between our countries, fostering the development of warm and mutually beneficial professional and working relations between FRAME member museums in France and in North America.

William Beekman
Co-President North America, FRAME

Anne-Solène Rolland
Coprésidente de FRAME, France

About Us

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

Latest News

Annual Conference of FRAME

The 2020 Annual Conference, originally scheduled for September 30 – October 2 in Marseille, has been canceled due to the Covid-19 health crisis and the uncertainty of international travel. Plans are being made for a series of virtual workshops this fall.

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Contact us

You may contact FRAME in a number of ways.

  • North America: 1.860.581.8609
  • France: +33 (0)1 40 15 35 67
  • info@framemuseums.org
  • PO Box 5 Essex, CT 06426

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