A young graduate, Aurélien Arnaud took over the management of Pêcheries, the Fécamp museum, at the age of 29. He succeeds Margaux Oliveau who joined the Lille Natural History Museum in 2023. “I will be keen to put my experience […] serving ambitious cultural programming, open to social issues and linked to current events. » he said when his appointment was announced
Aurélien Arnaud is a territorial heritage curator, specializing in “museums”. He first studied at the École nationale des Chartes from 2016 to 2020, where he wrote a thesis on “the evacuation of French public collections during the Second World War”, focusing on the case of fine arts museums from Lille, Cambrai and Valenciennes. It comes from the National Heritage Institute (INP) and the Institute of Territorial Studies (INET, Daniel Cordier promotion) in 2021 and 2022.
It aims to make the museum more attractive, to“promote initiatives, propose ideas for varied exhibitions over the years”. He thus wishes to make the structure better known, even open it internationally, to make “to promote the museum and its collections, with the widest possible resonance. » Until January, the museum is presenting a temporary exhibition dedicated to a Finnish artist entitled “The Greenland of Tina Itkonen”.
The museum, opened in 2017, maintains a collection of art relating to the Pays de Caux. Landscape painters are exhibited such as Jules Noël, Louis Le Poittevin and Robert Wattier. But above all, the museum traces the history of local fishing.