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Student Exchange Program

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2015 Student Exchange Program Underway

Once again Diane de Roquette-Buisson, Student Exchange Program Coordinator, assisted by Amy Fienga, has organized a very prestigious program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Florence Gould Foundation, the program has been increased to 35 interns (17 Americans and 18 French students) ready to cross the Atlantic this summer, including a French intern from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris at the association’s New York Office. This grant has also allowed FHS to increase the amount of the stipends to the interns from $800 to $1,000 to assist with their travel expenses.

Collaboration continues with our many longtime partners but new internships have been added as well in the US at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. In France the recently re-opened Musée Picasso and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris will host American interns. We are also fortunate this year to welcome a student from the prestigious Institut National du Patrimoine in our program. 2015 will be a highly eventful year marked by the ceremony of the signature of the formal partnership agreementbetween French Heritage Society and the Ecole du Louvre on June 2nd, celebrating 10 years of collaboration. You will learn in detail in the fall about all these wonderful internships.

AMERICAN STUDENTS

BARD GRADUATE CENTER

Caitlin DICHTER, Château de Gizeux

Linden HILL, Palais Galliera – Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris

Garrett SWANSON, Musée du Louvre, Paris

SMITH COLLEGE

Isabella GALDONE, Château d’Acquigny

HARVARD

Cybele GREENBERG, Château de Gizeux

YALE

Sara JONES, Château de Montréal

PRINCETON

Stanley MATHABANE, Château de Montréal, Château de Fontainebleau

MIDDLEBURY

Faye O’LEARY, Château d’Acquigny

Aaron Christian VARNER, Château de Chantilly

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Sarah BIGLER, Musée Franco-Américain du château de Blérancourt

Jillian BRENNER, Musée Carnavalet, Paris

Benjamin LANG, Musée Picasso, Paris

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Max KOSS, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS

John ODOM, Château de Brécy, Jardin Botanique de Vauville, Château de la Bourdaisière

CORNELL

Katherine GOODRICH, Potager du Roi, Versailles

Sabrina MILLER, Potager du Roi, Versailles

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Mary LEWIS,Château d’Acquigny, Normandy, Château de Brécy, Normandy

FRENCH STUDENTS

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE PAYSAGE

Elise ARETZ, Old Westbury Garden, New York

Mathilde CHARRÉ, Middleton Place, Charleston

David EUVRARD, St Anthony’s Garden

Pierre Emile GROLLIMUND, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago

Alexis GUYENNOT, Magnolia Garden, Charleston

Flora RICH, Lyndhurst, New York

Christophe DE ST JUST, Magnolia Garden, Charleston

ECOLE DU LOUVRE

Tiphaine AMEIL, The Preservation Society of Newport, Newport

Mélanie DEZIER, Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans

Coline MANESSE, Lyndhurst, New York

Coralie MOUTON, University of Texas, Dallas Museum

May Elyssa DRISS, Historic New England, Boston

Thérèse POUZOULET, Laura Plantation, Vacherie

Geoffrey RIPERT, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York

Bastien SALVA, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans

Elise VENTURA, World War II Museum, New Orleans

INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE

Ariane THÉVENIAUD, Fine Arts Museum, Boston

INSTITUT D’ETUDES POLITIQUES DE PARIS

Maylis GABALDA, French Heritage Society, New York


 

education_internshipWhat students say about their experience

Katherine Reid, Middlebury intern at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris said, “In addition to my responsibilities, my advisors gave ample opportunity to explore every aspect of the museum, from the archives to the administrative work required to put on an exhibition and to maintain the permanent collections. Despite the fact that I was the only intern who did not formally study art history, I worked as much as the others (graduate students at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre).”

Rebecca Montross from Cornell, intern at the École nationale supérieure du paysage Versailles, enthused: “I had visited Versailles as a teenager, and had studied its incredible gardens for a class, but never imagined that I would have the privilege of living and working there. To be not just another tourist snapping photos, but to be on the other side of the camera, part of the picture, within the landscape, within the frame created by its perspective lines reaching out towards infinity, was nothing short of a dream for a student of Landscape Architecture.”

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Student Internships

2014 Exchange Students

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For nearly two decades, French Heritage Society has sponsored summer educational programs for American and French university students to develop exchanges through internships in historic preservation and related fields.

These internships provide students with hands-on practical experience in each other’s countries through exceptional opportunities in the areas of architecture, cultural management, art history, preservation and horticulture.

At a glance...

French Heritage Society has developed partnership programs with prestigious host institutions. The program, with approximately 25 students per summer, offers unique opportunities in France, at Versailles’ National School of Landscape Architecture, the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, the Domaine de Chantilly, the Franco-American Museum of Blérancourt and numerous private châteaux. A recent internship was at a private professional restoration workshop specializing in works by Le Brun, that had restored his paintings in the Hall of Mirrors at the Château de Versailles.

In the US, French students have internships at the Historic Preservation Society of Newport (RI), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, and take part in horticultural internships with Magnolia Gardens in Charleston (SC), Historic New England Collection (MA), Stratford Hall Plantation (VA) or in Louisiana at the Historic New Orleans Collection, Old Ursuline Convent, the African-American Museum and Laura Plantation.

Over the years French Heritage Society has developed collaborative relationships with numerous distinguished universities in the US and France whose students benefit from this program (Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, Smithsonian-Corcoran College of Art, Ecole du Louvre, La Sorbonne, the National School of Landscape Architecture in Versailles, etc.)