Belgium, Professor at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Professor Francois Mairesse teaches museology and cultural economics at the Université Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris 3). He also teaches museology at the Ecole du Louvre. He is President of the International Committee for Museology of ICOM (ICOFOM). He was formerly Director of the Musée royal de Mariemont (Morlanwelz), in Belgium (2002-2010) and worked at the Fonds National de la Recherche scientifique, and at the Cabinet of the Minister President of the French speaking government of Belgium. He is the author of several articles and books on museology, among them: Nouvelles tendances de la muséologie (2016, Ed.), Economie des arts et de la culture (2015, with Fabrice Rochelandet), Le culte des musées (2014), La médiation culturelle, (2013 with Serge Chaumier), Dictionnaire encyclopédique de muséologie (2011, ed. with André Desvallées) ; Le musée hybride (2010), etc.