board of scientific direction

The Board of Scientific Direction gives its opinion and produces proposals on the cultural and scientific culture of the establishment, as well as on the programming of events. Notably:

  • it proposes to the Board of Directors, a multi-year program of research,
  • it proposes to the president scientific and cultural projects that appear to justify the support of the organization,
  • it contributes to the development of relations of the organization with French and foreign scientific circles,
  • it gives an opinion of projects of collaborative research with other organizations
  • it evaluates the scientific activities of the establishment, referring to the evaluations of the ministry responsible for research and the national center for scientific research (CNRS),
  • it gives an opinion on multi-year research projects and the annual activity reports of the organization and the affiliated research units,
  • it gives an opinion on the candidature for scientific direction of the establishment of the affiliated research units.

The Board of Scientific Direction can create one or more committees for follow-up of research, composed of scientists it chooses;

president :

Mr. Stéphane MARTIN, President of the public organization of the musée du quai Branly

ex-officio members:

Mr. Alain FUCHS, President of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Mr. Gilles BOEUF, President of the National Museum of Natural History
Mr. Pierre-Cyrille HAUTCOEUR, President of the Ecole des hautes etudes in sciences sociales (EHESS)
Mr. Bruno SAUNIER, Sous-directeur de la politique des musées de France

three university presidents appointed by joint administrative decision of the ministers responsible for higher education, research, and culture:

Jean-François Balaudé, President of Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense

Emmanuel Ethis, President of Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse

Anne Fraïsse, President of Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier - III

musée du quai Branly :

Yves Le Fur, Directeur du département du patrimoine et des collections  

Frédéric Keck, Directeur du département de la recherche et de l’enseignement 

Emmanuel Kasarhérou, Adjoint au directeur du département du patrimoine et des collections, responsable de la coordination scientifique des collections

Anne Faure, Directrice-adjointe, responsable de la médiathèque 

Five certified French or foreign persons*:

Clémentine Deliss, directrice du Weltkulturen Museum à Francfort

Sophie Houdart, ethnologue, chargée de recherche au Centre national de la recherche scientifique

Elise Patole-Edoumba, conservatrice du patrimoine, directrice du Muséum de la Rochelle

Alain Schnapp, archéologue, professeur à l’Université Paris I  - Panthéon-Sorbonne

Nicholas Thomas, anthropologue, directeur du musée d’archéologie et d’anthropologie à l’Université de Cambridge 

 * named for a duration of three years, renewable, by joint administrative decision of the ministers responsible for higher education, research, and culture

Attends the meetings with consultative voice

Karim Mouttalib, Directeur général délégué