Charles Villeneuve de Janti Appointed Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy

2/2/13 - Appointment - Nancy, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Due to the departure of Claire Stouling, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy since 2006 (see news item in French), now retiring, a young curator of 32, Charles Villeneuve de Janti, currently at the Petit-Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts of Paris, has been appointed to replace her next March.

After José de Los Llanos who has just taken on his new position in Bordeaux, this is the second curator from the City of Paris to be named as head of a major provincial museum.
Charles Villeneuve de Janti joined the Petit Palais in 2007, to run the cabinet d’art graphiques modernes (19th and 20th centuries), himself a specialist of 19th century art, and notably curator and co-curator of exhibitions in this field, including William Blake, génie visionnaire du romantisme anglais (at the Petit Palais) (see article in French) and Souvenirs d’Italie (at the Musée de la Vie Romantique) (see article in French), as well as several exhibitions devoted to Félix Ziem, with the next one opening in two weeks at this establishment. He also teaches at the Ecole du Louvre.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy will soon organize, as part of a major event highlighting the Renaissance, an exhibition on European Mannerism between 1565 and 1610 (L’Automne de la Renaissance) to begin next May and which we will of course review here.
Among the new director’s future projects, we hope there will be time to publish the important Thuillier donation in a more extensive manner than has been the case until now especially since it has again been enriched recently with thousands of engravings and drawings (see news item of 4/4/12) and which is on view until 11 February in connection with the 17th century paintings from Parisian churches.

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Didier Rykner, lundi 4 février 2013

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