FRAME continues to grow

For the third time in the history of the FRench American Museum Exchange, the Franco-North American cultural organization expands by welcoming four new members from France and the United States.

FRAME now has 30 member museums

On November 17th, 2015 during the annual conference hosted by the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, Mo, the current members voted to add four new museums to the network.  With the addition of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Le Petit Palais, Paris, and Les musées de la Ville de Nancy, FRAME has 30 members in the US, Canada, and France.

Four new Museums

FRAME, an international platform of exchange for museum professionals

French American Museum Exchange (FRAME) is a consortium of 30 major museums in France and North America that promotes cultural exchange in the context of museum collaborations. FRAME fosters partnerships among its member museums to develop innovative exhibitions, educational and public programs, and professional exchanges among museum staff, and maintains a bi-lingual website to reach global audiences.

FRAME was founded during 1999 by Françoise Cachin, Director of Museums of France, and Elizabeth Rohatyn, wife of the former US Ambassador of the United States to France Felix Rohatyn to promote partnerships between French and North American museums.  The FRAME network began with 18 French and North American museums.  Later during 2004 and again during 2011 new museums joined.  The FRAME network represents many different communities throughout North America and France.

Currently, FRAME has two exhibitions on view. At the Musée de Grenoble Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Photograher Friends is open until February 7th and Senufo, Art and Identity of West Africa at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier until March 6th, 2016.  The current exhibitions show the diversity of FRAME’s projects.

FRAME is a 501c3 based in Richmond, Va with an office as well in Paris, France.