The name Christine Macel has long been synonymous with contemporary art, even very contemporary. Head of the contemporary and prospective creation department at the Musée national d'art moderne (MNAM), this intellectual has marked the Centre Pompidou ("Danser sa vie", 2011, with Emma Lavigne, "Elles font l'abstraction", in 2021) and the Venice Biennale, of which she was the scholarly curator in 2015.
Appointed in the fall of 2022 to head the Musée des arts décoratifs, she immersed herself like a khâgneuse in her subject. She now guides 12 curators, 90 people in the museum team, against 20 and 120 respectively at the Centre Pompidou.
THE FIGARO. - How do you go from the Centre Pompidou to the Arts Deco?
Christine MACEL. - I worked on several workshops in terms of methodology asking myself this question: "What is a museum of decorative arts?". The policy of my predecessor, Olivier Gabet, set up the museum with great success, mainly thanks to exhibitions...
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