Arts & Culture

Our law firm's sponsorship

Our law firm, a leading law firm and a long-standing player in the business world, has decided to partner with two iconic museums, the Grand Palais and the Louvre.

Grand Palais – Business Club

Our firm has decided to join forces with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais (Union of French Museums – Grand Palais, or RMN-GP) by becoming a member of the Club Entreprise (Business Club) of the Grand Palais.The RMN-GP is a public cultural institution established in 1895 and was the first European cultural organisation. With support from the French Ministry of Culture, the RMN-GP focuses entirely on fulfilling its purpose: to bring a palpable experience of beauty to as many people as possible through encounters with art and all forms of expression.

This is what it does at the Grand Palais, an iconic monument in Paris which was built for the World’s Fair in 1900, dedicated “by the Republic to the glory of French art”, and classified as a historical monument in the year 2000.

The firm wishes to support this multi-faceted public organisation in all its roles: exhibition organiser; publisher of books, cultural objects, and multimedia products; art workshops host; photography agency; and commercial distributor.

Our law firm joined the Club Entreprise of the Grand Palais in 2016.


Louvre - Scientific research – The Mobilier Boulle Project

Our law firm decided to partner with the Louvre museum to sponsor a research and authentication programme conducted by Louvre’s Department of Decorative Arts: the Mobilier Boulle Project.

The Boulle Project

The Boulle Project is a research and conservation project conducted by the Louvre’s Department of Decorative Arts. This research program aims to shed light on questions related to the date and authenticity of Boulle furniture.

André-Charles Boulle (1642–1732), cabinetmaker, bronze worker and marquetry craftsman for King Louis XIV, remains without doubt the most celebrated French cabinetmaker. Recognised in his own lifetime as the greatest talent in his field, he never stamped any of his work. Constituting a corpus of his creations mainly depends, therefore, on stylistic resemblances or parallels with drawings and other graphic documents.

Authenticating works by André-Charles Boulle is all the more challenging because ever since their creation, they have been the subject of constant restoration, transformation, copying and reinterpretation. Studying and documenting the different techniques used by the Boulle workshop is therefore crucial to dating and authenticating antique furniture.

This research project entails analyses of glue and bronze, as well as dating the wood using the technique of dendrochronology. Analyses will be carried out on Boulle works in the Musée du Louvre’s collections as well as those from partnering foreign institutions (especially the Wallace Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal Collection in London; the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). Results will further scientific and technical expertise in questions concerning the authentication of antique furniture.

In addition to this technical study campaign, conservation work will also be carried out on the bronze of four pedestals, two armoires and one desk from the Louvre’s Boulle furniture collection.

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Wardrobe attributed to André-Charles Boulle © 2010 RMN /Jean-Gilles Berizzi

The complete project will be the subject of a catalogue published in 2021.

Our law firm was a member of the Cercle Louvre Entreprises from 2013 to 2015, patron of the Sculptures Department in 2016, supporting the Alabaster Project and decided in 2017 to support the Ceramics from Susa I Project since 2017.


Lyon

Partnership with the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts

The practice has decided to become a sponsor of the Museum of Fine Arts.

As part of a policy to expand its collection, the Museum of Fine Arts has acquired a work by Corneille de Lyon, Portrait of a Man in a Black Beret Holding a Pair of Gloves. Our practice contributed to the acquisition of this work, which will enrich the cultural heritage.

An important resource in the Lyon region, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in France or Europe. Located in the centre of Lyon, between the Rhône and the Saône, it occupies a magnificent 17th century building. The collections exhibited in 70 rooms take visitors on an extraordinary journey from antiquity through to modern art. The museum expands its collection regularly through an active policy of acquisitions, relying primarily on donors, collectors, or artists’ heirs.

Official website of the Museum of Fine Arts

Maison de la Danse

Our law firm became a sponsor of the Maison de la Danse, or dance theatre, at the end of 2013.

Founded in Lyon in 1980, the Maison de la Danse was the first structure of its type in France, dedicated to exploring and sharing the field of choreographic expression. The original team was made up of five local choregraphers whose aim was to defend dance in its many diverse forms and techniques. The Maison de la Danse in Lyon has been a centre of contemporary creativity for almost 40 years. It is a theatre with a plural approach, placing the emphasis on creativity, sharing and the overall experience in order to reach as wide an audience as possible.

Official website of the Maison de la Danse