A new director at MEG

Carine Ayélé DURAND

MEG is very pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director, Carine Ayélé DURAND.

Chief Curator in charge of the MEG's collections unit since 2015, then Director ad interim since February 2022, Carine Ayélé DURAND took up her new position as Director on July 1, 2022. Her excellent knowledge of the Museum, her expertise in the various fields of museum activities and her numerous international experiences are all assets that will enable the MEG, a museum resolutely open to the challenges of our society, to continue its evolution.

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Carine Ayélé DURAND
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Carine Ayélé Durand holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a post-graduate degree in ethnology and international negotiations from the University of Aix-en-Provence. She is 46 years old and has dedicated herself for more than twenty years to the study, management and development of heritage collections, exhibitions and visual arts. The beginning of her career was marked in 2002 by the conception of the Inuit exhibition (2002-2003) at the Natural History Museum of Lyon. As chief curator of the MEG, she was responsible for the logistical organization of the transfer of the collections to the new heritage repositories. In 2021, she will curate the exhibition Environmental Injustice - Indigenous Alternatives, currently on display at MEG. Throughout her professional career, Carine Ayélé Durand has developed not only technical and academic skills, but also team management skills.