FRAME Announces Partnership with the Villa Albertine

FRAME and the Villa Albertine are partnering to build bridges and increase learning opportunities between museums in France and the United States. FRAME members are invited to apply for two types of transatlantic collaborations enabled by this exciting long-term partnership.

1.)  Research Residencies (1-3 months): An exploration of collections and methodologies in the United States for French museum directors, curators and educators. These projects must be informed by current and emerging issues in American museums.

2.) Museums Next Generation Program (10-15 days): An acceleration program that aims to engage young French and American museum professionals in a transatlantic dialogue about the contemporary challenges museums face. Curators, associate curators, and assistant curators with five to 15 years of experience are eligible.

The partnership between FRAME and the Villa Albertine is one of the first tangible results of FRAME’s strategic plan, adopted at its October 2023 annual meeting. It aims to strengthen and solidify the connections between French and American museums and their professionals at this exciting time of transformation and evolution in the cultural sector.

Applications for Museums Next Generation must be received by July 10, 2024.

From October 14 to October 23, the American segment of the 2024 Museums Next Generation program will bring seven American museum professionals to Paris and select regions across France to meet with professionals in the field and explore the country’s museum landscape. Curators, associate curators, and assistant curators with five to 15 years of experience are eligible. To learn more and apply, click here.

About Villa Albertine

Launched in 2021 by the French Embassy in the United States, Villa Albertine is an arts institution that supports cultural exchanges between the United States, France and beyond. Present in 10 American cities, Villa Albertine offers innovative programming nationwide, including 50+ residencies each year for artists, thinkers, and creators across all disciplines; a series of cross-cultural dialogues and events; grants, resources, and incubator programs for professionals in the cultural sphere; and a magazine “States”.

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Le musée de Cluny – musée national du Moyen Âge (Paris). M. Denancé, architecte.