Dominique de Font Réaulx

  • Interview with Dominique de Font-Réaulx



  • Director of programmes and cultural mediation at the musée du Louvre

    Dominique de Font-Réaulx is chief curator at the musée du Louvre, director of mediation and cultural programmes. She was director of the musée Eugène Delacroix from 2013 to 2018. She was the representative of Henri Loyrette for the scientific coordination of the Louvre Abu Dhabi project. Prior to that, she was a curator at the musée d’Orsay, in charge of the photography collection and began her career as the curator of the collection of casts at the musée des Monuments Français, responsible for their restoration and display. Dominique de Font-Réaulx has curated many exhibitions, notably: L’Invention du sentiment (Musée de la Musique), en 2003, Le daguerréotype français, un objet photographique (Musée d’Orsay, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) ; en 2005, Dans l’Atelier (Musée d’Orsay) ; en 2006, L’œuvre d’art et sa reproduction photographique (Musée d’Orsay) ; en 2007-2008, Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée Fabre) ; Jean-Léon Gérôme (2010, Musée d’Orsay, The Getty Museum, Fondation Thyssen à Madrid), Delacroix en héritage, autour de la collection Moreau-Nélaton (2013, Musée Eugène-Delacroix), Objets dans la peinture, souvenir du Maroc ( 2014, Musée Eugène-Delacroix), Brève histoire de l’avenir (2015, Louvre), Delacroix et l’Antique (2015, Musée Eugène-Delacroix) ; Maurice Denis et Eugène Delacroix, de l’atelier au musée (2017, musée Eugène-Delacroix) ; Shakespeare romantique (2017/2018, Saint-Omer et à Namur) ; Une lutte moderne, de Delacroix à nos jours (2018, musée Eugène-Delacroix). She curated the first edition of the Petite Galerie du Louivre, Mythes fondateurs, d’Hercule à Dark Vador, in 2015 and 2016, which travelled to the musée archéologique de Saint-Romain-en-Gal. She directed and collaborated on numerous catalogues and works. She published Peinture et photographie, les enjeux d’une rencontre, at Flammarion, in 2012. She edited, in 2018, les manuscrits de jeunesse d’Eugène Delacroix at Flammarion. She published at Cohen&Cohen, Delacroix, la liberté d’être soi. Elle write in the publication NOTO the rubric « Ceci est une image du réel ». Elle teaches at the Ecole du Louvre for Masters 1 et 2 and at the Institut de Sciences politiques de Paris, for the Master 2 Affaires publiques, where she is scientific advisor of the Culture section. She is, since 2018, the editor in chief of the publication Histoire de l’art.

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