The Académie des Beaux-Arts, as it has been known since 1803, is one of five academies that make up the Institut de France which cover the French language, sciences, humanities, philosophy and political science: Académie Française, Académie des Sciences, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. It is the successor to the separate academies for art, music and architecture: Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (1648), Académie de Musique (1669) and the Académie Royale d'Architecture (1671).
The role of the Académie des Beaux-Arts is to defend and highlight France's artistic heritage and promote its growth in all its forms of expression.
In order to fulfil its mission of supporting creativity, the Académie des Beaux-Arts provides funding in France and abroad in various formats: awarding prizes to emerging or established artists, organising competitions, financing artists' residences, and supporting projects, events and associations of an artistic nature. To perform this role it manages its assets of donations and legacies, and administrates its large museum heritage, including the Marmottan Monet Museum and Marmottan Library, the Claude Monet Foundation (Giverny) and the Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa (Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). It also maintains an active policy of partnerships with a broad network of cultural institutions and patrons.
Laure BARTHELEMY LABEEW, Chief Curator of Collections
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