BRIEF INTRODUCTION: AFROA

AFROA is the French Registrars Association uniting professionals within the cultural sector. Founded in 1997, the association is structured around 3 central objectives:

  • - Attesting the professional identity of its members,
  • - Assuring recognition of their skills,
  • - Raising awareness about the profession and promoting good professional standards of practice in France and abroad.

Since its creation, more than 200 Registrars have been involved in AFROA. The 2006-2007 directory presents 102 members. AFROA contributes to the implementation of professional training programmes and actively participates in attaining recognition of the profession and its expertise among major institutions in the field.

KEY DATES

1997
Publication of the Associations official status in the Official Journal of Associations (association governed by the law of 1901)
1998
Publication of the Association’s first Gazette
Participation in the 1st European Registrars Conference at the London National Gallery.
First training programme delivered in partnership with a Regional Fund of Contemporary Artwork: “The governance of contemporary artworks: theory and practice”, Châteaugiron, in Britanny.
1999
Creation of the registration of artworks option in the framework of a competitive professional qualification course in Documentation studies.
First conference on State guarantee, customs formalities and the circulation of artworks, at the Musée des Beaux-arts in Lille.
Second training programme in partnership with Frac, Marseille, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.
2000
Organisation of the 2nd European Registrars Conference at the Grand Palais in Paris.
2001
Symposium organised by AFROA at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris. Day dedicated to the different roles and functions of Registrars within their institutions.
2002
Participation in the 3rd European Registrars Conference in Rome.
Publication of Acts from the 2nd European Registrars Conference - 40 Cherry Tree Special Edition.
2003
First quarterly meeting on customs regulations applied to the circulation of artworks at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Participation in the 4th Interprofessional Congress of Contemporary Art – CIPAC in Metz.
2004
Participation in the 4th European Registrars Conference in Wolfsburg.
First cycle of training programmes dedicated to the governance of artworks, delivered by the Directory of French Museums.
Third training programme organised in partnership with Frac, Carquefou, Pays de Loire.
Quarterly meetings on the subject of the conveying of artworks, insurance and copyright, Musée d’Orsay and ADAGP.
2005
Website launch.
First cycle of professional training programmes on contemporary artwork governance in the CIPAC framework.
Quarterly meetings: visit of the reserve collections of the Museum of Art Professions, Saint-Denis.
2006
Quarterly meetings: visit of the reserve collections of the Petit-Palais Museum.
Participation in the 5th European Registrars Conference in Madrid.
2007
Professional symposium ‘Ten Years of AFROA’, CNAM, Paris, 197 professional participants.

In 2008, projects are centred on the consolidation of the profession in particular by ongoing survey of the field and standards of practice among 1300 French Institutions but also by the development of partnerships with other professional networks in the cultural sector contributing to the conservation, distribution and valuation of works of art.

MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION BOARD 2009

NOM / PRENOMINSTITUTIONFONCTIONADRESSE MAIL
Bagnod AlexandreFondation Carmignac (Paris)alexandre.bagnod@yahoo.fr
Beaujean-Deschamps RachelMusée national du Moyen Age (Paris)Trésorièrerachel.beaujean-deschamps@culture.gouv.fr
Berthelot PaulineMusée de Cambrai (Cambrai)berthelotpauline02@gmail.com
Chauwin LudovicMusées de la Ville de StrasbourgVice-présidentludovic.chauwin@strasbourg.eu
Dallongeville DorianFrench Lines (Le Havre)collections@frenchlines.com
Etave MélissaCentre Pompidou (Paris)Présidentemelissa.etave@centrepompidou.fr
Jurzak IngridMAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine)ingrid.jurzak@macval.fr
Linard SylviaMusée du Quai Branly (Paris)Sylvia.LINARD@quaibranly.fr
Perillat-Mercerot JocelynDépartement des restaurateurs / INP (Paris)jocelyn.perillat@inp.fr
Podemski PeggyLaM (Villeneuve d'Ascq)ppodemski@musee-lam.fr
Rameau Anne-LaurePalais des ducs de Lorraine – Musée Lorain (Nancy)annelaure.rameau@mairie-nancy.fr
Regelsperger IsabelleCinémathèque française (Paris)Secrétairei.regelsperger@cinematheque.fr

STATUTES OF THE ASSOCIATION

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