19 April 2021
A contagious passion for culture
Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Grande Ecole 1982, Director of the Louvre's Interpretation & Cultural Programmes
Dominique de Font-Réaulx has held a succession of high calibre positions within the most prestigious museums in France. She was curator of the Musée d’Orsay when, in 2008, she had the opportunity to oversee the Louvre Abu Dhabi project; and in 2013, she became director of the Musée Eugène Delacroix. Since 2018 she has been chief curator at the Musée du Louvre, where she is the director of interpretation and cultural programmes. Always with her fingers in many pies, she not only organises world-acclaimed exhibitions, but also collaborates on a large number of art history books and catalogues. In addition, she is the editor of the “Histoire de l’art” magazine, and also teaches at the École du Louvre and at Sciences-Po.
Dominique was a precocious child who taught herself to read at the age of 4, discovered Balzac at 9, and in her teenage years, developed a fascination for 19th-century literature and the history of art. What is perhaps even more surprising is that she joined Audencia. Far from the cliché of the recluse hiding in the library all day, she threw herself full throttle into the school’s social scene and even got elected as president of the student association. After earning an MBA in the US, followed up by 4 years in the automotive industry, her passion for art caught up with her. She didn’t let motherhood impede her efforts and passed the selective entrance exam for the Ecole du Louvre, sometimes taking her toddlers along with her.
We discover an endearing woman who combines a taste for the classical arts with a modern outlook on culture. She is devoted heart and soul to sharing her passion for the arts and is constantly coming up with attractive ways of drawing new audiences into the museums.
To mark Audencia’s 120th anniversary in 2020, we have launched our very first iconic alumni collection. Each year we will showcase the amazingly diverse profiles and career paths of Audencians from around the globe. The ten alumni that you will discover in the following pages have very generously given up their time for an interview with fellow alumna, Katia Hérault (GE 2001), for which we are immensely grateful.
Discover the first 10 iconic alumni portraits here