Patrons and collaborators

The Centre’s patrons and donors - foundations, institutions, private or public companies - contribute either financially or in kind to the Public Interest Group, for specific individual projects, with no direct consideration.

The Centre’s sponsors - institutions, private or public companies - contribute either financially or in kind to the Public Interest Group, for specific individual projects, with agreed consideration.

Bequests to the Centre are made by private individuals. They bequeath part of their assets to the Group in order to support its activities.

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Patrons of the Centre

  • Fondation des sciences du patrimoine (LabEx PATRIMA)
    In order to develop its collaborative activities with other heritage and university institutions, the Centre de recherche – through the Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles – has joined in partnership with LabEx PATRIMA. This LabEx aims to unite human and social sciences, and natural sciences in the Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine. The purpose of the Foundation is to honour and promote cultural heritage through the development of international research and education programs. Initiated by the universities of Cergy-Pontoise and Versailles-Saint Quentin in Yvelines, PATRIMA is a unique initiative. It is made up of prestigious cultural institutions including le musée du Louvre, la Bibliothèque nationale de France and le château de Versailles, many major research and restoration laboratories, scientists, historians, and conservationists. His purpose:
    >  Know and Understand (to study and understand the physical properties of the materials that compose artefacts as well as their historical and cultural significance ; to develop conceptual tools which will allow us to perform a more in depth analysis ;
    >  Conserve and Restore (to obtain a better understanding of the effects of the environment on the artefacts and their decay ; to be aware and keep track of what restoration techniques have already been applied ; to develop new, innovative, less invasive and more effective methods of conservation and restoration ; to pass on this knowledge to future generations of restorers and historians ; to perform further research in the field of digitalization and bring new perspectives to the dematerialization of cultural objects) ;
    >  Share and Publicize (to ensure that the findings are effectively transmitted from the scientific community to the public ; to study social and cultural mediation techniques in order to best communicate this information through the development of technological tools and launching of new museum experiences).
    The Fondation des sciences du patrimoine support the projet VERSPERA (digitisation and modelling of the plans of Versailles, kept in the Archives nationales and the Bibliothèque nationale de France).
  • Paris College of Art
    Founded in 1981, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private university in Paris, France. The university is a US degree granting institution of higher learning and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). PCA’s mission is to provide the highest standard of art and design education, taught within an American pedagogical paradigm, while being influenced and informed by French and European environment. The international faculty is comprised of 100 leaders in the art, design, and business industries in Europe and courses are taught in English. PCA offers an interdisciplinary education for 300 full-time students coming from 50 different countries, and awards Bachelor’s degrees in: Accessories Design; Art History, Theory & Criticism; Communication Design; Design Management; Fashion Design; Film / Video; Fine Arts; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Design; and Photography. The university also offers study abroad, certificate, summer, and university preparation programs.
    Paris College of Art globaly supported the activities of the Research Centre from 2011 to 2013.

The Centre’s Collaborators

Universities in France and abroad, teaching and research institutions, museums and other heritage institutions supporting the Research Centre:

  • “État, Société et Religion en Europe, Moyen Âge – Temps modernes” laboratory of the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Instituto de Historiografía Julio Caro Baroja from the University Carlos III in Madrid
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