The Musée Rodin has announced its appointment of Christine Lancestremère as chief curator of the collections of the museum. She succeeds Aline Magnien, now director of the Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques, a State body for research into historic monuments.
Christine Lancestremère was previously chief curator of the Musée des Monuments Français, in charge of the Cast Gallery. A plaster specialist, she was also with the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration of the Musems of France for eight years, where she was in charge of the Sculpture division.
Since reopening after three years of works, on 12 November 2015, the Musée Rodin has welcomed 89,000 visitors, a result below the institution’s initial objective. The Musée Rodin management cites the exceptional context of Paris attacks as responsible for this result, and underlines that visits have distinctly picked up since mid-December.