* Date : 2014-09-23
The Cultural Communication Forum (CCF) 2014, inviting the leading figures in a wide range of cultural sectors for a dialogue on Korean culture, was held recently. One of the participants was Catherine CHEVILLOT, the Director of Musée Rodin in Paris, who visited Korea for the first time for this forum. She says that she was deeply impressed by hanok, or traditional Korean houses, and Korean ceramics during her visit.
Catherine, who is well-versed in art and artists as an Art History major, began her career as a curator for art museums, and has been involved in planning various art exhibitions in her 20-year career. In 2009, she organized a special exhibition titled "Forgetting Rodin" at Musée d'Orsay, and was appointed the Director of Musée Rodin immediately afterwards. Despite already having a wealth of knowledge in art, she continually explores art museums and galleries because she believes that in order to understand and communicate the excellence and beauty of art, she must encounter as many art pieces as possible.
Catherine, who's the head of one of the most well-known art museums in France, is also dedicated to the restoration of cultural heritage as well. Learn more about the Director of Musée Rodin on this week's The INNERview!