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Art Explora is an international foundation that inspires new encounters between arts and audiences – locally, nationally and internationally.
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Let’s unlock the power of arts together !

Art Explora is an international foundation that inspires new encounters between arts and audiences – locally, nationally and internationally.

Our imaginative, contemporary approach encourages new forms of access, participation and engagement with arts and culture, pushing boundaries with digital technology and mobile programmes.

We work in partnership with artists, cultural organisations and communities, exploring all art forms, and creating unforgettable cultural experiences for everyone.

Founded by entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset in 2019, Art Explora is a collective journey bringing together many partners and more than 1600 volunteers.

Our team

The founder

Frédéric Jousset

President-founder

After graduating from HEC Paris in 1992 (he currently chairs the HEC Alumni network), in 2000, Frédéric Jousset co-founded Webhelp, which has become a global leader in managing customer relationships. He is very passionate about art and culture, and is actively involved in the cultural world. In particular, he chaired the board of directors of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris National School of Fine Arts) from 2011 to 2014, is a board member of the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs (National School of Decorative Arts), and has been a board member of the Louvre since 2016.

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Frédéric Jousset

After graduating from HEC Paris in 1992 (he currently chairs the HEC Alumni network), in 2000, Frédéric Jousset co-founded Webhelp, which has become a global leader in managing customer relationships. He is very passionate about art and culture, and is actively involved in the cultural world. In particular, he chaired the board of directors of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris National School of Fine Arts) from 2011 to 2014, is a board member of the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs (National School of Decorative Arts), and has been a board member of the Louvre since 2016.

Team France

Bruno Julliard

Director

As a law student, Bruno was elected as Chairman of the leading student union, UNEF, in 2005. In 2008, he became deputy-mayor in charge of youth for the City of Paris. As First Deputy to the Mayor of Paris, he was in charge of culture, artistic professions and heritage in 2014. He sits on a the boards of a number of Paris’ cultural institutions and, between 2014 and 2018, was Chairman of Paris Musées, a public body representing the 14 museums of the City of Paris. As special advisor to the Ministry of National Education, he helped to draw up education policy guidelines in 2012. He left the City of Paris Council in 2018 to join Frédéric Jousset who was prefiguring Art Explora, and became the director of the foundation on its creation in 2019.

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Bruno Julliard

As a law student, Bruno was elected as Chairman of the leading student union, UNEF, in 2005. In 2008, he became deputy-mayor in charge of youth for the City of Paris. As First Deputy to the Mayor of Paris, he was in charge of culture, artistic professions and heritage in 2014. He sits on a the boards of a number of Paris’ cultural institutions and, between 2014 and 2018, was Chairman of Paris Musées, a public body representing the 14 museums of the City of Paris. As special advisor to the Ministry of National Education, he helped to draw up education policy guidelines in 2012. He left the City of Paris Council in 2018 to join Frédéric Jousset who was prefiguring Art Explora, and became the director of the foundation on its creation in 2019.

Blanche de Lestrange

Artistic director

Following her Sorbonne undergraduate degree in history of art, Blanche graduated from Sciences Po Paris and has been deputy director in charge of the FIAC artistic programming and « Hors les Murs » programs since 2010. She has also directed performance, dance, artists’ films and conference programs in collaboration with major cultural institutions such as the Louvre, the Palais de la découverte and the Centre Pompidou, and was co-curator for performance programs at the Silencio in Paris and the Printemps de Septembre contemporary art festival. In 2017, she co-founded the association Thanks for Nothing, which creates links between the art world and charity organizations. At Art Explora, she will develop artist residencies at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre and build synergies with the foundation’s cultural partners.

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Blanche de Lestrange

Following her Sorbonne undergraduate degree in history of art, Blanche graduated from Sciences Po Paris and has been deputy director in charge of the FIAC artistic programming and « Hors les Murs » programs since 2010. She has also directed performance, dance, artists’ films and conference programs in collaboration with major cultural institutions such as the Louvre, the Palais de la découverte and the Centre Pompidou, and was co-curator for performance programs at the Silencio in Paris and the Printemps de Septembre contemporary art festival. In 2017, she co-founded the association Thanks for Nothing, which creates links between the art world and charity organizations. At Art Explora, she will develop artist residencies at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre and build synergies with the foundation’s cultural partners.

Agnès de T’Serclaes

Chief operations officer

After a graduation from ESSEC Business School, Agnès started her career at Procter&Gamble following first experiences at the Petit Palais Museum and McKinsey. During 12 years at P&G, she worked on marketing positions travelling between France and Spain and was appointed Category Director in charge of marketing and sales for a brand portfolio. In 2013 she moved in Colombia and launched Kidizz Latam, the latin american subsidiary of the French Startup Kidizz. She successfully developped the company in 5 countries before flying back to France in 2019. Convinced by the Foundation’s project, Agnès joins Art Explora to lead its operations and manage the development of the main projects to come.

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Agnès de T’Serclaes

After a graduation from ESSEC Business School, Agnès started her career at Procter&Gamble following first experiences at the Petit Palais Museum and McKinsey. During 12 years at P&G, she worked on marketing positions travelling between France and Spain and was appointed Category Director in charge of marketing and sales for a brand portfolio. In 2013 she moved in Colombia and launched Kidizz Latam, the latin american subsidiary of the French Startup Kidizz. She successfully developped the company in 5 countries before flying back to France in 2019. Convinced by the Foundation’s project, Agnès joins Art Explora to lead its operations and manage the development of the main projects to come.

Philippe Rivière

Head of digital strategy

Following his Ecole du Louvre undergraduate degree, Philippe obtained a DEA (M.Phil) in the history of art at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, and a DESS (postgraduate diploma) in document engineering at ENSSIB. Since then he has held some key roles in the digital world of some of Paris’ cultural institutions. More recently, he was deputy development manager and head of digital services and communication at Paris Musées. Philippe now manages the foundation’s digital strategy. Beyond elaborating strategy, he also leads the design and implementation of various digital resources and contributes to the setting up of national and international partnerships.

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Philippe Rivière

Following his Ecole du Louvre undergraduate degree, Philippe obtained a DEA (M.Phil) in the history of art at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, and a DESS (postgraduate diploma) in document engineering at ENSSIB. Since then he has held some key roles in the digital world of some of Paris’ cultural institutions. More recently, he was deputy development manager and head of digital services and communication at Paris Musées. Philippe now manages the foundation’s digital strategy. Beyond elaborating strategy, he also leads the design and implementation of various digital resources and contributes to the setting up of national and international partnerships.

Juliette Donadieu

Head of Public and Community Engagement

Juliette Donadieu has been involved in culture and innovation for more than 15 years in France and abroad and provides strategic leadership to cultural institutions that reinvents the impact of arts in our contemporary societies. With experiences in entrepreneurship, management of contemporary arts institutions and cultural diplomacy, she is convinced that public and private sectors need to join forces. In 2009, she founded Les Traverses, an agency specializing in cultural, artistic and social innovations. In 2012, she was appointed Production Director at the Gaîté lyrique, and joined in 2017 the Embassy of France in San Francisco as Cultural Attaché where she created the Villa San Francisco. In 2022, she joined the Art Explora Foundation to experiment on a large scale new models to share art and culture with everyone and communities.

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Juliette Donadieu

Juliette Donadieu has been involved in culture and innovation for more than 15 years in France and abroad and provides strategic leadership to cultural institutions that reinvents the impact of arts in our contemporary societies. With experiences in entrepreneurship, management of contemporary arts institutions and cultural diplomacy, she is convinced that public and private sectors need to join forces. In 2009, she founded Les Traverses, an agency specializing in cultural, artistic and social innovations. In 2012, she was appointed Production Director at the Gaîté lyrique, and joined in 2017 the Embassy of France in San Francisco as Cultural Attaché where she created the Villa San Francisco. In 2022, she joined the Art Explora Foundation to experiment on a large scale new models to share art and culture with everyone and communities.

Léa Forget

Head of communication and digital marketing

After graduating from the EDHEC Business School with a specialization in management and marketing, Léa worked on communication and activation missions for different companies such as L’Occitane en Provence and more recently the Danone Group. She worked during 5 years on the sponsoring and communication strategy of the company and its cultural and sport events. Specialized in content creation, she joins the foundation in 2020 as head of communication and marketing digital with the mission to spread Art Explora’s messages and projects and address the widest audience as possible.

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Léa Forget

After graduating from the EDHEC Business School with a specialization in management and marketing, Léa worked on communication and activation missions for different companies such as L’Occitane en Provence and more recently the Danone Group. She worked during 5 years on the sponsoring and communication strategy of the company and its cultural and sport events. Specialized in content creation, she joins the foundation in 2020 as head of communication and marketing digital with the mission to spread Art Explora’s messages and projects and address the widest audience as possible.

Giorgia Vitarelli

Head of Patronage and Sponsorships

Specialized in fundraising for culture, Giorgia has worked for more than ten years with renowned public and private cultural institutions internationally. With a background in Management of Cultural Institutions at Bocconi University in Milan and at the Copenhagen Business School, she has more recently structured the partnership strategy of FIAC and Paris Photo. Convinced of the social power of art and culture, Giorgia joined Art Explora to support the Foundation in the development of its resources.

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Giorgia Vitarelli

Specialized in fundraising for culture, Giorgia has worked for more than ten years with renowned public and private cultural institutions internationally. With a background in Management of Cultural Institutions at Bocconi University in Milan and at the Copenhagen Business School, she has more recently structured the partnership strategy of FIAC and Paris Photo. Convinced of the social power of art and culture, Giorgia joined Art Explora to support the Foundation in the development of its resources.

Mathilda Bossé

Digital projects manager

Following her Ecole du Louvre Master in Art History, Mathilda graduated in Museum and Cultural Heritage Management studies from Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne. She then spent 3 years promoting the cultural and urban heritage of Bordeaux Metropole, developing a specific interest in new technologies applied to the cultural field. In 2019, after obtaining a licence in digital content production, she specializes in managing digital projects to support innovative manners of transmitting and sharing art and culture. In 2021, she joined the digital team of Art Explora. She is currently in charge of monitoring the digital platform Art Explora Academy developments.

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Mathilda Bossé

Following her Ecole du Louvre Master in Art History, Mathilda graduated in Museum and Cultural Heritage Management studies from Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne. She then spent 3 years promoting the cultural and urban heritage of Bordeaux Metropole, developing a specific interest in new technologies applied to the cultural field. In 2019, after obtaining a licence in digital content production, she specializes in managing digital projects to support innovative manners of transmitting and sharing art and culture. In 2021, she joined the digital team of Art Explora. She is currently in charge of monitoring the digital platform Art Explora Academy developments.

Laurène Blottière

Project manager ARTEXPLORER boat-museum

Laurène holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, followed by a diploma in Museology from the Ecole du Louvre. She worked for twelve years in cultural structures in communication and project management functions. She first worked for the Galeries Lafayette Group, a patron of the arts, fashion and design, and then for the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. She then took over the communication management of the laboratory vessel Energy Observer for three years. A round-the-world Odyssey to test and develop zero-emission technologies and raise awareness of energy and ecological transition issues. Armed with these cross-disciplinary experiences, she joined the ARTEXPLORER project to prepare its itinerary around the world.

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Laurène Blottière

Laurène holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, followed by a diploma in Museology from the Ecole du Louvre. She worked for twelve years in cultural structures in communication and project management functions. She first worked for the Galeries Lafayette Group, a patron of the arts, fashion and design, and then for the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. She then took over the communication management of the laboratory vessel Energy Observer for three years. A round-the-world Odyssey to test and develop zero-emission technologies and raise awareness of energy and ecological transition issues. Armed with these cross-disciplinary experiences, she joined the ARTEXPLORER project to prepare its itinerary around the world.

Zoé Dailey

Head of artistic projects

Zoé Dailey has been working in the arts and events sector since 2013. After several experiences in galleries or for exhibitions such as the Parcours Saint-Germain, she was in charge of FIAC's artistic programmes from 2015 to 2021. Zoé contributed to the development of the fair's Hors les Murs projects, which present every year over sixty works in the public space, as well as to the programming of performances, artists' films and conferences. She also participated in the launch of the digital platform FIAC Online Viewing Rooms in 2021. Zoé is now head of the artistic projects of the foundation Art Explora, and is in charge of the artist residencies programs, as well as projects presented at the Hangar Y and within the foundation's itinerant programs.

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Zoé Dailey

Zoé Dailey has been working in the arts and events sector since 2013. After several experiences in galleries or for exhibitions such as the Parcours Saint-Germain, she was in charge of FIAC's artistic programmes from 2015 to 2021. Zoé contributed to the development of the fair's Hors les Murs projects, which present every year over sixty works in the public space, as well as to the programming of performances, artists' films and conferences. She also participated in the launch of the digital platform FIAC Online Viewing Rooms in 2021. Zoé is now head of the artistic projects of the foundation Art Explora, and is in charge of the artist residencies programs, as well as projects presented at the Hangar Y and within the foundation's itinerant programs.

Gelya Moreau

Digital communication manager

Following her degree in the history of art and literature from the Moscow State University and a Master in culturel management from HEC and Paris Dauphine, Gelya has worked in various cultural institutions, both private and public, from 2008. She developed literary projects at the British Council, was head of special projects conceived in partnership with cultural and scientific institutions at an ed-tech start-up and worked at a consultancy agency specialising in audience development as well as digital based in London. In 2019, she joined FIAC to reinvent the digital communication strategy of the fair. She has also participated in the launch of FIAC Online Viewing Rooms. In 2021, she has joined Art Explora to contribute to the development of editorial content and digital communication of the foundation.

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Gelya Moreau

Following her degree in the history of art and literature from the Moscow State University and a Master in culturel management from HEC and Paris Dauphine, Gelya has worked in various cultural institutions, both private and public, from 2008. She developed literary projects at the British Council, was head of special projects conceived in partnership with cultural and scientific institutions at an ed-tech start-up and worked at a consultancy agency specialising in audience development as well as digital based in London. In 2019, she joined FIAC to reinvent the digital communication strategy of the fair. She has also participated in the launch of FIAC Online Viewing Rooms. In 2021, she has joined Art Explora to contribute to the development of editorial content and digital communication of the foundation.

Annabel Lavielle

Regional Development Manager

Annabel holds a Masters in Humanitarian Action at the Paris XII (2007) and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco (2010). After selling Corporate Relocations to Prudential USA in 2001Annabel has held several management positions with NGOs in France and the US. In France, she worked at NGO Premiere Urgence Intl Headquarters. She also served as Executive Director of British Benevolent Society of California and established the Global Heart Network Foundation. Annabel has worked for many years helping non-profits strengthen their economies and communities and improve impact and programs. She is passionate about building partnerships in cross-sector collaboration and has been a board member, volunteer, and supporter of many nonprofits and community groups.

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Annabel Lavielle

Annabel holds a Masters in Humanitarian Action at the Paris XII (2007) and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco (2010). After selling Corporate Relocations to Prudential USA in 2001Annabel has held several management positions with NGOs in France and the US. In France, she worked at NGO Premiere Urgence Intl Headquarters. She also served as Executive Director of British Benevolent Society of California and established the Global Heart Network Foundation. Annabel has worked for many years helping non-profits strengthen their economies and communities and improve impact and programs. She is passionate about building partnerships in cross-sector collaboration and has been a board member, volunteer, and supporter of many nonprofits and community groups.

Laurence Dehaye

Executive Assistant

Laurence started her career as medical secretary in public health institutions. In 1988 after having passed the Paris City Hall Exam, she worked at Paris Council as elected representative assistant for over than 30 years. In 2019, Laurence chose a new professional path joining the communication service of the real estate developper OGIC and finally joined Art Explora in March 2022 to work as executive assistant for the fondation.

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Laurence Dehaye

Laurence started her career as medical secretary in public health institutions. In 1988 after having passed the Paris City Hall Exam, she worked at Paris Council as elected representative assistant for over than 30 years. In 2019, Laurence chose a new professional path joining the communication service of the real estate developper OGIC and finally joined Art Explora in March 2022 to work as executive assistant for the fondation.

Léane Inès

Project Manager of Public and Community Engagement

Léane holds a Master's degree in Art Market from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and followed a double university degree in law and art history. During her Master's year, she was Vice-President of AMMA, an association organising the Paris 1 Art Contemporary Award wkith the objective to support young contemporary art. She joined the Art Explora foundation in 2021 and participated in the development of the Art Explora Academy online platform before joining the Public Team as Project Manager of Public and Community Engagement. In particular, she organises the Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award and coordinates the foundation's projects with the local associative network linked to the different programmes.

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Léane Inès

Léane holds a Master's degree in Art Market from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and followed a double university degree in law and art history. During her Master's year, she was Vice-President of AMMA, an association organising the Paris 1 Art Contemporary Award wkith the objective to support young contemporary art. She joined the Art Explora foundation in 2021 and participated in the development of the Art Explora Academy online platform before joining the Public Team as Project Manager of Public and Community Engagement. In particular, she organises the Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award and coordinates the foundation's projects with the local associative network linked to the different programmes.

Tiffany Dornoy

Artistic programs manager

Following a degree in Social Sciences and a master's degree in Cultural Management from Paris Dauphine University, Tiffany has worked in the contemporary art sector within various cultural organizations and with artists. As a Project Manager for the independent organization The Community, she organized the first two editions of a multidisciplinary art fair at the Normandy Hotel, and piloted the opening of an art center in Pantin, where she developed cultural programming and local engagement initiatives. Also passionate about cinema, she produced a short film during her two-year stay in Latin America. In 2021, she joins the foundation within the Artistic Direction team, where she manages the artists residency program at the Cité Internationale des Arts and contributes to the artistic programming of the Hangar Y.

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Tiffany Dornoy

Following a degree in Social Sciences and a master's degree in Cultural Management from Paris Dauphine University, Tiffany has worked in the contemporary art sector within various cultural organizations and with artists. As a Project Manager for the independent organization The Community, she organized the first two editions of a multidisciplinary art fair at the Normandy Hotel, and piloted the opening of an art center in Pantin, where she developed cultural programming and local engagement initiatives. Also passionate about cinema, she produced a short film during her two-year stay in Latin America. In 2021, she joins the foundation within the Artistic Direction team, where she manages the artists residency program at the Cité Internationale des Arts and contributes to the artistic programming of the Hangar Y.

Barbara Ciaramella

Project Manager Volunteers Network

After graduating from University of Milan and University Panthéon-Assas, Barbara started her career at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) after her first professional experiences for prestigious law firms in Paris and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During her time with the ICC, she held a legal position and got specialized in international commerce. After spending a period in New York as visiting scholar for Columbia University, she moved back to Paris. She joined Art Explora and took in charge the coordination of the volunteer’s team in Ile-de-France, given her interest for the foundation and for the engagement of the volunteers.

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Barbara Ciaramella

After graduating from University of Milan and University Panthéon-Assas, Barbara started her career at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) after her first professional experiences for prestigious law firms in Paris and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During her time with the ICC, she held a legal position and got specialized in international commerce. After spending a period in New York as visiting scholar for Columbia University, she moved back to Paris. She joined Art Explora and took in charge the coordination of the volunteer’s team in Ile-de-France, given her interest for the foundation and for the engagement of the volunteers.

Team United Kingdom

Jemima Montagu

Director Art Explora UK

Jemima has worked in the fields of visual arts, education and arts development with a range of international arts institutions and non-profits. Educated at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, she worked as as Curator of Contemporary Art for Tate, and later joined the UK’s Arts Council to manage funding for museums and arts organisations in London. She spent three years in Afghanistan initiating arts, heritage and education projects with the NGO Turquoise Mountain, and later co-founded a UK agency called Culture+Conflict, to support artists working in war zones. As an international arts and heritage consultant, she has worked with the Lobkowicz Collections in the Czech Republic to create a new museum and education centre, and digital education programmes. Jemima is now leading the Art Explora UK programme.

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Jemima Montagu

Jemima has worked in the fields of visual arts, education and arts development with a range of international arts institutions and non-profits. Educated at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, she worked as as Curator of Contemporary Art for Tate, and later joined the UK’s Arts Council to manage funding for museums and arts organisations in London. She spent three years in Afghanistan initiating arts, heritage and education projects with the NGO Turquoise Mountain, and later co-founded a UK agency called Culture+Conflict, to support artists working in war zones. As an international arts and heritage consultant, she has worked with the Lobkowicz Collections in the Czech Republic to create a new museum and education centre, and digital education programmes. Jemima is now leading the Art Explora UK programme.

Maider Larrauri

Head of international development

After graduating from the Spanish business school ICADE and Northeastern University in the United States, Maider began her international career in Paris where she spent 9 years marketing products for L’Oréal on the world Luxury market. Her passion for contemporary art and design led her to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London’s Mayfair district where she worked as an exhibitions and PR manager. She is now a patron of the Hayward Gallery in London. As a consultant, Maider has also helped many luxury brands to team up with artists. Today, she manages the international development of the foundation.

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Maider Larrauri

After graduating from the Spanish business school ICADE and Northeastern University in the United States, Maider began her international career in Paris where she spent 9 years marketing products for L’Oréal on the world Luxury market. Her passion for contemporary art and design led her to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London’s Mayfair district where she worked as an exhibitions and PR manager. She is now a patron of the Hayward Gallery in London. As a consultant, Maider has also helped many luxury brands to team up with artists. Today, she manages the international development of the foundation.

1,600 volunteers in France and the UK

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Showcasing excellence and supporting talents are the two pillars that guide Roland Berger's commitment to projects of general interest. Rooted in this spirit, the firm accompanies those who work on the ground to shape a better world. Roland Berger has therefore chosen to put its greatest asset, its human capital, at the service of Art Explora.

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