About the CICRP



The CICRP is active in the areas of preventive conservation, curative conservation and the restoration of cultural heritage objects and buildings, either in the public domain or, if privately owned, having been classified as “Monuments historiques” and thus offered heritage protection by the French state. The CICRP carries out its activities in full compliance with the guidelines set forth within the Code du Patrimoine (French legislation on cultural heritage) and by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

It intervenes at the request of French museums, the owners or administrators of buildings or other structures classified as “Monuments historiques”, archives, libraries, art centres, the FRACs (regional funds for contemporary art), or any other institution that owns or administers such cultural property.

The CICRP’s activities are structured around the following areas of expertise:

The CICRP provides both assistance and technical and scientific expertise on behalf of either the owners of or those responsible for cultural objects, collections or monuments. It offers consulting services, makes recommendations and proposes methodological approaches. The CICRP may also carry out assessments and preliminary studies and assists contracting authorities with their conservation and restoration programmes.

The CICRP receives works to be restored in its workshops and assists with these operations by making available the equipment and human resources needed to ensure that the independent restorers selected by contracting authorities can carry out their work under the best possible conditions, with all necessary safeguards in place, scientific assistance, etc.

In addition, the CICRP conducts studies and research related to the issues of conservation and the alteration of materials found in heritage objects and buildings.

External view of the CICRP

View of the CICRP.
Photo by Emilie Hubert.

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The activities of the CICRP are administered by a groupement d’intérêt public à caractère culturel (a public interest group with a cultural mission) formed by the French state (Ministry of Culture and Communication), the City of Marseille, the Conseil Régional of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and the Conseil Général of the Bouches-du-Rhône département.

The CICRP is governed by a board of directors and a scientific committee.

Board of Directors

The CICRP’s Board of Directors approves the institution’s strategy as formulated and implemented by the Executive Director, a scientist recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication who is appointed by the Board.

Current membership of the Board of Directors


Chairman André Malrait (City of Marseille), Deputy Mayor – Cultural Heritage and Historic Buildings

Vice-Chairman Denis Louche (Director, DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur), also serving as Vice-Chairman of the Groupement d’Intérêt Public Culturel governing the activities of the CICRP

Judith Kagan (Ministry of Culture and Communication), Conservateur en Chef du Patrimoine and Director, Bureau du Patrimoine Mobilier et Instrumental, Direction de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Bruno Suzzarelli, Director, Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM)

Dominique Dupuis-Labbé (Ministry of Culture and Communication), Director, Bureau des Acquisitions, de la Restauration, de la Conservation Préventive et de la Recherche, Direction Générale des Patrimoines

Raphaële Mouren, Maître de Conférences, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques

Nora Remadnia-Preziosi (City of Marseille), Deputy Mayor – Family Welfare and Women’s Rights

Michel Bourgat (City of Marseille), Deputy Mayor – Social Exclusion and Emergency Services

Bernard Jaussaud (Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

Jean-François Noyes (Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône), Departmental Councillor, Representative for Cultural Heritage and Historic Buildings

Government commissioner

Madame Astrid Brandt-Grau, Chef du département de la recherche, de l'enseignement supérieur et de la technologie, commissaire du gouvernement, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Government-appointed comptroller

Anne Peneleaud


Marie-Annick Sambroni

Other members

Agnès Barruol (Conseil Général Bouches-du-Rhône), Project Officer – Cultural Heritage, Direction des Services Culturels

Jean-Louis Riccioli, conseiller musées DRAC PACA

Sébastien Cavalier, DAC Ville de Marseille

Jacqueline Nardini (City of Marseille), Direction de l’Action Culturelle

Christine Cordina (Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur), Project Officer

Marceline Brunet, Director – Inventaire et Patrimoine, Service “Action Territoriale”, Direction de la Culture et du Patrimoine

Scientific Committee

The CICRP’s Scientific Committee guides the development of the institution’s study and research priorities as well as its approaches to conservation and restoration, makes recommendations and approves definitive programme specifications. The membership structure of the Committee is as follows:

Five ex-officio members:

Twelve elected members appointed for three-year terms, renewable once (except for conservator-restorers):

Invited guests: two or three experts in specific fields whose participation will be of interest depending on the items of business before the Committee

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Page last updated on 6 November 2013.

CICRP – Centre Interdisciplinaire de Conservation et de Restauration du Patrimoine
Groupement d’Intérêt Public à Caractère Culturel
21, rue Guibal, F-13003 Marseille FRANCE

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