The death of Delphine Lévy, director general of Paris Museums - The Point

"A mandarin-to-rock-and-roll," says his aunt, the journalist and writer Annette Levy-Willard. Delphine Lévy, who died suddenly on Monday, July 13, was 51 year

The death of Delphine Lévy, director general of Paris Museums - The Point

"A mandarin-to-rock-and-roll," says his aunt, the journalist and writer Annette Levy-Willard. Delphine Lévy, who died suddenly on Monday, July 13, was 51 years old. She was the director-general of the Paris Museum, a public institution in which she had accompanied the creation and development since its origin, and attended museums of the City of Paris (including the jewels that are the Petit Palais, the musée de la Vie romantique, the musée Zadkine, the Galliera museum, the Catacombs, and the museum of modern Art of the city of Paris...).

he was recently the reopening of the museum of the Liberation of Paris, the renovation of the house of Victor Hugo in Guernsey (thanks to the patronage of François Pinault, owner of the Point) and we looked forward to the next delivery of the construction site of the musée Carnavalet, which she still spoke a few days ago with an enthusiasm which was good, close its offices in the street of the Small Stables where the parisian life was in full swing.

She had an incredible ability to create trust around it. A very nice person

Fascinated by the couturier Azzedine Alaïa, she was very supportive, she had a profound love of the art, including the enigmatic painter of post-impressionist English Walter Sickert (1860-1942), to which she had dedicated a book (Somogy, 2016). A graduate of Sciences Po, a former pupil of the ENA, therefore, had been near Bertrand Delanoë and the cabinet of Martine Aubry, then minister of Labour, with Anne Hidalgo. The two women were very close and it is upset, that the mayor of Paris tells of the arrival of his friend, " any young mandarin in the ministry, bright, bosseuse, smart, open, iconoclastic, too." "It was started by social issues, with an incredibly dynamic, and and then then wanted to move towards the culture that she is most passionate about. She had this idea of creating the public establishment of the museum of the City, we went to see New York city how it was organized there. She was great, efficient, capable of coming in every museum of the directors of a very high level. I offered him all of the positions, you know, and she always told me : No, I want to stay in Paris Museums. She had an incredible ability to create trust around it. A very nice person, " she concludes.

"We had so much need of it," said his deputy for culture, Christophe Girard, president of the Paris Museums. "She was so much in the service of culture, for Paris and for France, if attentive to the quality of the human relationship even during the height of negotiations. I am devastated. "Delphine Lévy is preparing actively the re-opening of the archaeological crypt of Notre-Dame for the 9th of September, nearly a year and a half after the fire of the cathedral.

Date Of Update: 14 July 2020, 18:33

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