Thierry Gausseron, future director of the Musée de la Marine

Thierry Gausseron (54) has been appointed director of the National Maritime Museum by the Minister for the Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu, and the Secretary of State to the Minister for the Armed Forces, in charge of veterans and memory, Patricia Miralles. He will take office in January 2024, succeeding Vincent Campredon, who has directed the museum since 2015.

A graduate of the Naval Academy, holder of a master’s degree in philosophy and a former student of the National School of Administration (ENA), Thierry Gausseron was an inspector at the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs IGAS from 2001 to 2005. General administrator of the Musée d’Orsay until 2012, the enarque currently holds the same position within the public establishment of the Château de Versailles.

The National Maritime Museum has been engaged in a vast overhaul project since 2015. This project concerns both the transformation and modernization of the museum at its various sites (the museums of Brest, Paris, Port-Louis, Rochefort, Toulon as well as the reserves in Dugny) and the complete architectural, museographic and scenographic renovation of the Palais de Chaillot, where the museum has been located since 1937. The Palais de Chaillot site will reopen its doors to the public from month of November 2023.

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