Art Explora

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

Founder and chairman

Frédéric Jousset

Founder and chairman

Frédéric Jousset graduated from HEC in 1992, where he chaired the alumni association. In 2000, he co-founded the Webhelp group, which has become a world leader in customer relationship management. A former board member of the Musée du Louvre and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a board member of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he is passionate about art and deeply involved in the world of culture and heritage. As Chairman of Beaux Arts & Cie (Beaux Arts Magazine) and since the creation of the Art Explora Foundation, as well as the ArtNova investment fund dedicated to the creative and cultural industries, Frédéric Jousset is now devoted to culture. Strictly independent, these two entities share the same objective: to democratise access to culture and promote know-how and creative talent.

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Frédéric Jousset

Frédéric Jousset graduated from HEC in 1992, where he chaired the alumni association. In 2000, he co-founded the Webhelp group, which has become a world leader in customer relationship management. A former board member of the Musée du Louvre and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a board member of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he is passionate about art and deeply involved in the world of culture and heritage. As Chairman of Beaux Arts & Cie (Beaux Arts Magazine) and since the creation of the Art Explora Foundation, as well as the ArtNova investment fund dedicated to the creative and cultural industries, Frédéric Jousset is now devoted to culture. Strictly independent, these two entities share the same objective: to democratise access to culture and promote know-how and creative talent.

Executive Team

Bruno Julliard

Executive 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.

Agnès de T'Serclaes

Deputy Director

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 as Deputy Director..

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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 as Deputy Director..

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.

Artistic Team

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.

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.

Anna Bouloux

Artistic Programming Manager

With a Master 1 in Law and a Master 2 in International Art Market, Anna began her career in an art gallery. She joined the artistic direction of Art Explora Foundation in 2023. Passionate about contemporary art, both established and emerging, she began working for programme on artist residencies. Now in charge of programming, Anna follows the Foundation's artistic projects, devoting her time to the various exhibitions presented at Hangar Y and as part of the Art Explora Festival.

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Anna Bouloux

With a Master 1 in Law and a Master 2 in International Art Market, Anna began her career in an art gallery. She joined the artistic direction of Art Explora Foundation in 2023. Passionate about contemporary art, both established and emerging, she began working for programme on artist residencies. Now in charge of programming, Anna follows the Foundation's artistic projects, devoting her time to the various exhibitions presented at Hangar Y and as part of the Art Explora Festival.

Digital Team

Philippe Rivière

Director of digital

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.

Mathilda Bossé

Head of digital content and projects

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.

Audience Development Team

Emilie Boucheteil

Director of Audience and Engagement

Graduated with a double master's degree in foreign language and civilization in English and German, Emilie completed her training with a Master 2 in cultural and commercial development in Lille before starting a career in cinema and in the French cultural network abroad. In 2008, she joined Europa Cinemas network as Young Audiences Coordinator. She was appointed Audiovisual Attaché in 2013 and joined the Embassy of France in Germany. She joined the French Cultural Institute in Paris in 2018 as Cinema Director: she developed the European Film Factory cinema education program and contributed to the emergence of young talents internationally. She became there Director of Creation and Cultural Industries in 2021. She joined the Foundation in 2023 to become Audiences Director, in charge of audience engagement, European development and the Pleyel en mouvement project.

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Emilie Boucheteil

Graduated with a double master's degree in foreign language and civilization in English and German, Emilie completed her training with a Master 2 in cultural and commercial development in Lille before starting a career in cinema and in the French cultural network abroad. In 2008, she joined Europa Cinemas network as Young Audiences Coordinator. She was appointed Audiovisual Attaché in 2013 and joined the Embassy of France in Germany. She joined the French Cultural Institute in Paris in 2018 as Cinema Director: she developed the European Film Factory cinema education program and contributed to the emergence of young talents internationally. She became there Director of Creation and Cultural Industries in 2021. She joined the Foundation in 2023 to become Audiences Director, in charge of audience engagement, European development and the Pleyel en mouvement project.

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 with 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 with 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.

Paule Mourani

Head of public engagement and cultural partnerships for the Art Explora Festival

Paule has more than 20 years of experience in France and internationally in multiple fields focused on access to culture for the most diverse audiences. After an experience of audience development in an intercultural context at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paule led the educational policy and mediation strategy at the Agence France Muséums for the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. As part of this experience, she led the creation of the Children's Museum including museography and exhibition programming. Paule has a double Masters degree in History at Paris 4 Sorbonne and in Management of Cultural Organizations at Paris Dauphine. She joined the foundation in 2022 to contribute to the Art Explorer project as Head of Public Engagement and Cultural Partnerships.

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Paule Mourani

Paule has more than 20 years of experience in France and internationally in multiple fields focused on access to culture for the most diverse audiences. After an experience of audience development in an intercultural context at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paule led the educational policy and mediation strategy at the Agence France Muséums for the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. As part of this experience, she led the creation of the Children's Museum including museography and exhibition programming. Paule has a double Masters degree in History at Paris 4 Sorbonne and in Management of Cultural Organizations at Paris Dauphine. She joined the foundation in 2022 to contribute to the Art Explorer project as Head of Public Engagement and Cultural Partnerships.

Volunteering Department

Sébastien Thubert

Director of Volunteering

Following his involvement in youth movements and graduating from social studies, Sébastien developed educational projects and continued his studies at Sciences Po in 2009, specializing in the charity sector. He worked with non-profit organizations such as Aides, Solidarité Enfants Sida and the French Red Cross to support and accompany the work of volunteers. He joined Sciences Po in 2016 and subsequently became Director of Student Life, supporting the development of community life and encouraging youth involvement. At the same time, he was involved voluntary in Think Tanks such as La Fonda. He joined Art Explora in 2023 to develop the local volunteer network and encourage new forms of commitment to the Foundation's missions.

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Sébastien Thubert

Following his involvement in youth movements and graduating from social studies, Sébastien developed educational projects and continued his studies at Sciences Po in 2009, specializing in the charity sector. He worked with non-profit organizations such as Aides, Solidarité Enfants Sida and the French Red Cross to support and accompany the work of volunteers. He joined Sciences Po in 2016 and subsequently became Director of Student Life, supporting the development of community life and encouraging youth involvement. At the same time, he was involved voluntary in Think Tanks such as La Fonda. He joined Art Explora in 2023 to develop the local volunteer network and encourage new forms of commitment to the Foundation's missions.

Sabrina Hervé

Coordinator of volunteers and community engagement programmes

From local action to international cooperation and solidarity, Sabrina has been working for more than ten years to develop projects for and with communities in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Her diverse experiences with diverse audiences and causes (education, access to health, ecological transition) have convinced her that engagement and engagement are powerful levers for social change. She joined the Foundation in 2022 to support the development of volunteer programs and coordinate the action of local communities in Ile de France, Bourgogne-Franche Comté and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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Sabrina Hervé

From local action to international cooperation and solidarity, Sabrina has been working for more than ten years to develop projects for and with communities in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Her diverse experiences with diverse audiences and causes (education, access to health, ecological transition) have convinced her that engagement and engagement are powerful levers for social change. She joined the Foundation in 2022 to support the development of volunteer programs and coordinate the action of local communities in Ile de France, Bourgogne-Franche Comté and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Victoria Moati

Coordinator of Volunteers Community Development

With a Master's degree in Art History and management of cultural projects in the public space, Victoria has worked for nearly 4 years in the development of associative projects with social and environmental impacts. After getting involved in cultural third places such as Ground Control and Les Grands Voisins, Victoria was passionate about citizen mobilization and its various forms of engagement by embarking on the animation of volunteer community. She joined the Art Explora team to contribute to the territorial development of the volunteer community and its structure.

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Victoria Moati

With a Master's degree in Art History and management of cultural projects in the public space, Victoria has worked for nearly 4 years in the development of associative projects with social and environmental impacts. After getting involved in cultural third places such as Ground Control and Les Grands Voisins, Victoria was passionate about citizen mobilization and its various forms of engagement by embarking on the animation of volunteer community. She joined the Art Explora team to contribute to the territorial development of the volunteer community and its structure.

Audrey Sinay

Volunteer Community Support Officer

Passionate about art and culture, Audrey studied at ICART Bordeaux in MBA Cultural Engineering and Management. After 9 months of experience at Art Explora as Operational Mission Manager during her first year of MBA, she joins the foundation in 2023 as Regional Coordinator of the volunteer community in charge of the French Mediterranean region.

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Audrey Sinay

Passionate about art and culture, Audrey studied at ICART Bordeaux in MBA Cultural Engineering and Management. After 9 months of experience at Art Explora as Operational Mission Manager during her first year of MBA, she joins the foundation in 2023 as Regional Coordinator of the volunteer community in charge of the French Mediterranean region.

External Relations Team

Yann Le Touher

Director of external relations

A graduate of ESSEC and the Ecole du Louvre, Yann is a specialist in the world of museums and patronage. His career has taken him to work for some of Paris's leading museums, including the Musée d'Orsay, the Centre Pompidou and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, before he joined the Louvre as Deputy Director of Development. Over a period of 7 years, he radically renewed the Louvre's economic development strategy, significantly increasing sponsorship income via crowdfunding and international donors, and initiating innovative partnerships with brands such as AirBnB, Uniqlo, Vacheron Constantin and Lancôme. In 2023, attracted by its innovative and dynamic model, he joined the Art Explora Foundation as to head up the External Relations Department in charge of communication and development.

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Yann Le Touher

A graduate of ESSEC and the Ecole du Louvre, Yann is a specialist in the world of museums and patronage. His career has taken him to work for some of Paris's leading museums, including the Musée d'Orsay, the Centre Pompidou and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, before he joined the Louvre as Deputy Director of Development. Over a period of 7 years, he radically renewed the Louvre's economic development strategy, significantly increasing sponsorship income via crowdfunding and international donors, and initiating innovative partnerships with brands such as AirBnB, Uniqlo, Vacheron Constantin and Lancôme. In 2023, attracted by its innovative and dynamic model, he joined the Art Explora Foundation as to head up the External Relations Department in charge of communication and development.

Léa Forget

Head of Communications

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 sponsorship

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.

Pauline Ferron

Communication and digital marketing manager

Pauline has always been passionate about art and culture. For the past 7 years, she has been advising various cultural institutions (mk2, RMN Grand Palais, Musée du Quai Branly...) and private companies in communication and digital marketing. After having developed her expertise in agency at Rosaparis (BETC Havas group), she was recently Digital Marketing Manager for the developing activities of the mk2 group (Cinema Paradiso Louvre Festival, Curiosity.com streaming platform, Hotel-Paradiso, Trois Couleurs magazine). Sensitive to general interest issues, she joined Art Explora in order to promote the foundation's projects on an international scale.

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Pauline Ferron

Pauline has always been passionate about art and culture. For the past 7 years, she has been advising various cultural institutions (mk2, RMN Grand Palais, Musée du Quai Branly...) and private companies in communication and digital marketing. After having developed her expertise in agency at Rosaparis (BETC Havas group), she was recently Digital Marketing Manager for the developing activities of the mk2 group (Cinema Paradiso Louvre Festival, Curiosity.com streaming platform, Hotel-Paradiso, Trois Couleurs magazine). Sensitive to general interest issues, she joined Art Explora in order to promote the foundation's projects on an international scale.

Art Explora Festival

Mahaut de Moulins

Project manager in charge of the stopovers

With a Master's degree in Communication Management from CELSA, Mahaut has worked for nearly eight years in the management of associative and humanitarian projects on the subjects of digital education and access to information, culture and education. After managing mobile projects in France, overseas and in South America, she spent a year training and working in the maritime sector. She joined the Art Explora team to contribute to the organisation of the Art Explorer stopovers.

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Mahaut de Moulins

With a Master's degree in Communication Management from CELSA, Mahaut has worked for nearly eight years in the management of associative and humanitarian projects on the subjects of digital education and access to information, culture and education. After managing mobile projects in France, overseas and in South America, she spent a year training and working in the maritime sector. She joined the Art Explora team to contribute to the organisation of the Art Explorer stopovers.

MuMo (Mobile Museum)

Ingrid Brochard

Director of mobile museum

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Ingrid, an entrepreneur who lives between France and Asia, is committed to French culture. In 2007, she founded Be Contemporary, a quarterly magazine promoting contemporary art. In 2008, she produced a series of twelve programmes of the same name for Direct 8. Driven by the conviction that art should be accessible from an early age, in 2010 she created MuMo, a travelling museum designed to reach out to children, particularly those who are furthest away from access to culture. In 2017, the mobile museum won the France s'engage award, and Ingrid went on to develop museum trucks for the national collections of the Frac, the CNAP and the Centre Pompidou. In 2023, Ingrid joined the Art Explora Foundation to develop these trucks.

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Ingrid Brochard

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Ingrid, an entrepreneur who lives between France and Asia, is committed to French culture. In 2007, she founded Be Contemporary, a quarterly magazine promoting contemporary art. In 2008, she produced a series of twelve programmes of the same name for Direct 8. Driven by the conviction that art should be accessible from an early age, in 2010 she created MuMo, a travelling museum designed to reach out to children, particularly those who are furthest away from access to culture. In 2017, the mobile museum won the France s'engage award, and Ingrid went on to develop museum trucks for the national collections of the Frac, the CNAP and the Centre Pompidou. In 2023, Ingrid joined the Art Explora Foundation to develop these trucks.

Board Members

Frédéric Jousset
Founder and chairman of the board
Marie-Laure Jousset
Secretary
Alexandra Jousset
Administrator
Marie Repiquet
Administrator
Laurent Le Bon
President of the Centre Pompidou
Hugues Gall
Member of theAcadémie des beaux-arts
Erol Ok
General Manager of the Institut Français
Laurent Bayle
President of the Biennale de Lyon, former general manager of the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris
Marie-Cécile Zinsou
Founder of Fondation Zinsou, president of Villa Médicis
Marc Spiegler
Journalist, former director of Art Basel
Tatyana Franck
President of the French Institute Alliance Française de New York
Eric Le Maire
Treasurer and general Manager of Hugau Gestion

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Our team

Founder and chairman

Frédéric Jousset

Founder and chairman

Frédéric Jousset graduated from HEC in 1992, where he chaired the alumni association. In 2000, he co-founded the Webhelp group, which has become a world leader in customer relationship management. A former board member of the Musée du Louvre and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a board member of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he is passionate about art and deeply involved in the world of culture and heritage. As Chairman of Beaux Arts & Cie (Beaux Arts Magazine) and since the creation of the Art Explora Foundation, as well as the ArtNova investment fund dedicated to the creative and cultural industries, Frédéric Jousset is now devoted to culture. Strictly independent, these two entities share the same objective: to democratise access to culture and promote know-how and creative talent.

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Frédéric Jousset

Frédéric Jousset graduated from HEC in 1992, where he chaired the alumni association. In 2000, he co-founded the Webhelp group, which has become a world leader in customer relationship management. A former board member of the Musée du Louvre and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a board member of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he is passionate about art and deeply involved in the world of culture and heritage. As Chairman of Beaux Arts & Cie (Beaux Arts Magazine) and since the creation of the Art Explora Foundation, as well as the ArtNova investment fund dedicated to the creative and cultural industries, Frédéric Jousset is now devoted to culture. Strictly independent, these two entities share the same objective: to democratise access to culture and promote know-how and creative talent.

UK Team

Jemima Montagu

Director

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 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 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.

Cherie Silver

Public programme manager

Cherie has over 15 years experience working in the arts. Starting with auction houses in Australia and London, Cherie then completed an MA in Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts. As a recipient of the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Research Fellowship, Cherie took up a position in a non-commercial gallery, Chelsea Space, including curating two exhibitions. In her next role with Mayfair Art Weekend, a gallery weekend event, she developed the public programme including the Mayfair Sculpture Trail and the May Fair Showreel. Cherie leads on the Art Explora UK Mobile Museum tours and public programming.

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Cherie Silver

Cherie has over 15 years experience working in the arts. Starting with auction houses in Australia and London, Cherie then completed an MA in Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts. As a recipient of the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Research Fellowship, Cherie took up a position in a non-commercial gallery, Chelsea Space, including curating two exhibitions. In her next role with Mayfair Art Weekend, a gallery weekend event, she developed the public programme including the Mayfair Sculpture Trail and the May Fair Showreel. Cherie leads on the Art Explora UK Mobile Museum tours and public programming.

Phoebe Grudzinskas

Community program manager

Phoebe has over 10 years’ experience of working in the community arts sector in London and Australia. After completing her MA Applied Theatre at Goldsmith’s University, Phoebe started her career working in Melbourne, Australia for Polyglot Theatre, a children’s theatre company, on their Community Connections programme, supporting primary aged children in accessing arts. After returning to London, she worked for Magic Me, managing their award winning ‘Cocktails in Care Homes’ project, bringing monthly cocktails parties across 18 care homes in London run by 450 volunteers and ‘Inside Out Festival’, by turning care homes into creative spaces for residents, artists and volunteers. During the Covid 19 pandemic, Phoebe led community programmes at Time & Talents community centre in Southwark. Phoebe is now leading the Art Explora Community Programme.

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Phoebe Grudzinskas

Phoebe has over 10 years’ experience of working in the community arts sector in London and Australia. After completing her MA Applied Theatre at Goldsmith’s University, Phoebe started her career working in Melbourne, Australia for Polyglot Theatre, a children’s theatre company, on their Community Connections programme, supporting primary aged children in accessing arts. After returning to London, she worked for Magic Me, managing their award winning ‘Cocktails in Care Homes’ project, bringing monthly cocktails parties across 18 care homes in London run by 450 volunteers and ‘Inside Out Festival’, by turning care homes into creative spaces for residents, artists and volunteers. During the Covid 19 pandemic, Phoebe led community programmes at Time & Talents community centre in Southwark. Phoebe is now leading the Art Explora Community 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.

Erin Saunders

Communication and administration assistant

After graduating from her undergraduate degree in Graphic and Communication design at Leeds University, Erin travelled to Berlin where she worked at an established contemporary art gallery and an arts press and marketing agency. This experience inspired her to enrol in an MA in Curating and Public Programming at London Soutbank University in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery. Over several years, Erin has gained invaluable experience in audience engagement and creative arts facilitation through engaging with Watts Gallery’s public arts programme as a learning facilitator. Between finishing her studies and starting with Art Explora, Erin was part of the Communications team at Whitechapel Gallery. Erin brings these recent experiences to her role at Art Explora as she develops the UK’s social media presence.

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Erin Saunders

After graduating from her undergraduate degree in Graphic and Communication design at Leeds University, Erin travelled to Berlin where she worked at an established contemporary art gallery and an arts press and marketing agency. This experience inspired her to enrol in an MA in Curating and Public Programming at London Soutbank University in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery. Over several years, Erin has gained invaluable experience in audience engagement and creative arts facilitation through engaging with Watts Gallery’s public arts programme as a learning facilitator. Between finishing her studies and starting with Art Explora, Erin was part of the Communications team at Whitechapel Gallery. Erin brings these recent experiences to her role at Art Explora as she develops the UK’s social media presence.

Board Members

Frédéric Jousset

Founder and chairman of the board

Frédéric Jousset graduated from HEC in 1992, where he chaired the alumni association. In 2000, he co-founded the Webhelp group, which has become a world leader in customer relationship management. A former board member of the Musée du Louvre and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a board member of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he is passionate about art and deeply involved in the world of culture and heritage. As Chairman of Beaux Arts & Cie (Beaux Arts Magazine) and since the creation of the Art Explora Foundation, as well as the ArtNova investment fund dedicated to the creative and cultural industries, Frédéric Jousset is now devoted to culture. Strictly independent, these two entities share the same objective: to democratise access to culture and promote know-how and creative talent.

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Frédéric Jousset
Founder and chairman of the board
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Frédéric Jousset

Frédéric Jousset graduated from HEC in 1992, where he chaired the alumni association. In 2000, he co-founded the Webhelp group, which has become a world leader in customer relationship management. A former board member of the Musée du Louvre and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a board member of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he is passionate about art and deeply involved in the world of culture and heritage. As Chairman of Beaux Arts & Cie (Beaux Arts Magazine) and since the creation of the Art Explora Foundation, as well as the ArtNova investment fund dedicated to the creative and cultural industries, Frédéric Jousset is now devoted to culture. Strictly independent, these two entities share the same objective: to democratise access to culture and promote know-how and creative talent.

Anna Somers Cocks

Founding-editor of The Art Newspaper

Anna is a distinguished museum curator, editor, and journalist with a rich history in the art world. Born in Rome and educated at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute, London University, she has authored books and numerous articles. Throughout her career, she has been a sought-after speaker, delivering lectures at renowned institutions like the Victoria & Albert Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anna's professional journey includes roles such as Assistant-Keeper at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Editor in Chief of Apollo Magazine. In 1990, she founded The Art Newspaper. As a CEO, she played a pivotal role in initiating and negotiating the licensing of titles like The Art Newspaper Russia and The Art Newspaper China. Currently, she continues her passion for journalism and writing, leaving an indelible mark on the world of art and culture.

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Anna Somers Cocks
Founding-editor of The Art Newspaper
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Anna Somers Cocks

Anna is a distinguished museum curator, editor, and journalist with a rich history in the art world. Born in Rome and educated at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute, London University, she has authored books and numerous articles. Throughout her career, she has been a sought-after speaker, delivering lectures at renowned institutions like the Victoria & Albert Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anna's professional journey includes roles such as Assistant-Keeper at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Editor in Chief of Apollo Magazine. In 1990, she founded The Art Newspaper. As a CEO, she played a pivotal role in initiating and negotiating the licensing of titles like The Art Newspaper Russia and The Art Newspaper China. Currently, she continues her passion for journalism and writing, leaving an indelible mark on the world of art and culture.

Ksenia Zemtsova

Co-founder and director of Art Night London

Ksenia co-founded Art Night in 2015, a national, biennial contemporary art festival presenting ambitious work by artists in civic spaces. In her role as Director until 2019, Ksenia was focusing on strategy, development and partnerships. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, leading a conference on 'Culture in Global Cities’ at the School of Public Affairs, Masters Degree. In 2022 Ksenia moved to Lisbon to take on the role of Founding Director of a new museum, opening in 2024. Ksenia is interested in the positive impact of the arts on the public realm and is always keen to discover and create new cultural experiences. She studied Public Affairs and Cultural Policy at Sciences Po Paris, holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and is a fluent Russian and French speaker.

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Co-founder and director of Art Night London
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Ksenia Zemtsova

Ksenia co-founded Art Night in 2015, a national, biennial contemporary art festival presenting ambitious work by artists in civic spaces. In her role as Director until 2019, Ksenia was focusing on strategy, development and partnerships. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, leading a conference on 'Culture in Global Cities’ at the School of Public Affairs, Masters Degree. In 2022 Ksenia moved to Lisbon to take on the role of Founding Director of a new museum, opening in 2024. Ksenia is interested in the positive impact of the arts on the public realm and is always keen to discover and create new cultural experiences. She studied Public Affairs and Cultural Policy at Sciences Po Paris, holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and is a fluent Russian and French speaker.

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