icam15Conference of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums Paris
May 29 – June 3, 2010

Pre-conference: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Detailed information: see pre-conference tour
Conference: Sunday, May 30 – Thursday, June 3, 2010
Detailed information: see conference programme
Post-conference: Friday, June 4 – Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Detailed information: see post-conference tour

organizing body
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (CAPA)
Paris, France

conference organized under the direction of:
François de Mazières, president of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (CAPA)
Hervé Lemoine, director of the Musée des monuments français, CAPA

conference organizers
Corinne Bélier,Chief Curator of the modern and contemporary gallery, Musée des monuments français, CAPA,

Hélène Perrel, Architect, Head of the collections management department, Musée des monuments français, CAPA,

David Peyceré, Chief Curator, Head of the 20th century architectural archive centre, Institut français d’architecture, CAPA,

Andie Segura, Executive Assistant, Musée des monuments français, CAPA,

Emily Rawlinson, Assistant Curator, Musée des monuments français, CAPA,

conference secretariat / official travel agency
Package Organisation
Cité internationale
10 quai Charles de Gaulle
69463 Lyon Cedex 06 – France
Phone : + 33 4 78 176 276
Fax : + 33 4 78 176 277
Contact person: Laetitia CLAVEL

further info

conference & market place
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro
75116 Paris

Metro : Trocadéro or Iéna (see below)


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ICAM15 – Paris

Conference programme:

30th of May – 3rd of June 2010

IMPORTANT – please note that there are two entrances for the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine:
–    the “Pavillon de Tête” entrance, Place du Trocadéro (metro: Trocadéro)
–    the “Pavillon d’About” entrance, avenue Albert de Mun (metro: Trocadéro or Iéna)

Please note that the official ICAM language is English. Therefore all papers and lectures and guided tours will be given in English. However, the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine will provide an optional translation from English to French for all sessions held in its auditorium (opening lectures, sessions 1, 3 and 4).

sunday, may 30, 2010

10h00-12h00 – Board Meeting
Salle Davioud, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine,
“Pavillon d’About” entrance, avenue Albert de Mun

12h00-19h00 – Registration / Market place
Auditorium, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
“Pavillon d’About” entrance, avenue Albert de Mun

13h00-14h00 – Lunch (not provided)

14h00 – Departure by bus from the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
(Meeting in front of the “Pavillon de Tête” entrance, Place du Trocadéro)

14h30-16h00 – Visit of the Maison La Roche (Fondation Le Corbusier)
The double house built in 1923 for Raoul La Roche and Albert Jeanneret illustrates some of the early architectural theories of Le Corbusier. Its architecture represents a break with all previous languages used to stereotype the house. Its apparent exterior irregularity is justified by the generating plan which defines the different volumes of the house. Inside, the spaces are organized around an architectural walk or “promenade” along a ramp, multiplying views on three levels. The villa offered a luminous setting for the cubist and purist works acquired by Le Corbusier and Ozenfant for Raoul La Roche. Maison La Roche has undergone a careful restoration in 2009. Neighbouring Maison Jeanneret today houses the headquarters and archives of the Fondation le Corbusier.

The visit will include an outdoor tour of a neighbouring street with another major example of French Modernist buildings, the rue Mallet-Stevens.

16h30-18h00 – Visit of the UNESCO headquarters
The Unesco Palace was built in 1952-1958 by Marcel Breuer, Pier Luigi Nervi and Bernard Zehrfuss. One of the major Parisian buildings designed after the war, this palace had to signify the hope placed in an international institution representing world peace and culture. The project’s progress was followed by the greatest architects of the time: Le Corbusier, Sven Markelius, Lúcio Costa, Walter Gropius, Ernesto Rogers et Eero Saarinen. On account of its plastic expressionism and the great technical virtuosity of its architecture, the building stands as a real manifesto of modern theories. The principal building has recently been renovated.

18h00 – Departure by bus

19h30 – Conference opening and reception at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (Museum entrance hall, “Pavillon de Tête”, Place du Trocadéro)
The opening ceremony for icam 15 will be held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine and will be followed by a reception. This will also be an opportunity to visit the museum’s architectural library as well as its three different galleries: the cast gallery, the wall-paintings gallery and the modern and contemporary architecture gallery.

monday, may 31, 2010
8h45 – Meeting at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine.
Entrance by the “Pavillon d’About”, avenue Albert de Mun.

9h00-10h00 – Introductory lecture, by François Chaslin, France Culture, École d’architecture Paris-Malaquais
(auditorium of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine)

10h30-12h30 – Session 1: Merging Museums
(auditorium of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine)
Icam was created in 1979 as a response to the outbreak of architecture museums as autonomous institutions. In the 1980s and the 1990s several new museums or archives were created in the field of architecture. Over the past few years though, the new tendency for architecture museums has been to merge with larger cultural institutions, along with institutions devoted to visual arts or design. This session will analyse why such merging strategies occur: financial issues, search of a better visibility, meeting of distinct research fields, etc. The session will also explore the links of this recent development with the relative positions of knowledge and mass-culture as well as with event-oriented trends in our societies. Is this merging phenomenon specific to architecture museums? Is the museum’s identity lost or reinforced?

Chair: Dietmar Steiner, Director, Architekturzentrum, Vienna

Waltz Time or Dances with Wolves? The V&A and RIBA partnership
Charles Hind, H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings, Royal Institute of British Architetcts library, and Abraham Thomas, Curator of Designs, Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Tearing down the walls: the convergence of cultural institutions at the university of Calgary
Linda Fraser, Archivist and Chief Curator, Canadian Architectural archives, University of Calgary, Canada

MAXXI Museum is architecture
Margherita Guccione, Director of the Museum of modern and contemporary architecture, MAXXI, Rome

12h30-13h30 – Lunch at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

14h00-14h45 – Lecture on the history of French architectural collections Lectures on collections, 1 – History of French architectural collections (auditorium of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine)
Corinne Bélier, Chief Curator, Musée des Monuments français, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
There are quite a lot of beautiful architectural collections in France, some of which shall be discovered throughout the next days. This paper shall give a general overview, recalling the origins of the major collections, from the Académie Royale d’Architecture to the present day. Why and by whom were they gathered? Why were they sometimes transferred from one institution to another? What is the general picture today?

15h00 – Departure by bus from the “Pavillon d’About” entrance, avenue Albert de Mun.

16h00-19h30 – Visit of the urban development in the 13th district or arrondissement of Paris, and of the 20th century architecture archive centre
The new urban development of the Massena district started in 1995 and is largely completed now. It is a part of the greater urban plan of “Seine Rive Gauche” which covers a long stretch of the city, from the Austerlitz train station to the boulevard périphérique. The master plan was designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and lansdscape architect Thierry Huau. The project is built on a concrete slab partially covering existing railway tracks. The buildings are conceived as open blocks with interior gardens. Famous architects have given the area a strong identity, such as Rudy Ricciotti for the conversion of the Great Mills or Nicolas Michelin for the conversion of the flour warehouse.
The visit will also include a tour of the 20th century architectural archive centre (Centre d’archives d’architecture du XXe siècle), belonging to the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine but situated in the same district.

19h30 – Departure by bus to the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot.

Free evening

tuesday, june 1, 2010

9h00 – Departure by bus from the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine.
Meeting in front of the “Pavillon de Tête” entrance, Place du Trocadéro.
All-day bus excursion to the Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel (headquarters of Nestlé France) and to Le Raincy church.

10h30-12h30 – Session 2: the Icon and the Star
(session held at the Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel)
In the Middle Ages the Gothic cathedral was the proud symbol of its city. Today the Sydney Opera is the trade mark for a whole continent, in the same way as the Eiffel tower reminds us of Paris. The modern cult of the star architect has strengthened the desire for the “unique” building. Today a new museum does not only need to function perfectly but it also needs to look different from anything you have seen before.
Buildings with special qualities will always be of special interest for architectural museums, but are we not giving too much attention to the stars and the icon buildings and neglecting the general architectural fabric of our cities?

Chair: Ulf Grønvold, Chief Curator Architecture, National Art, Architecture and Design Museum, Oslo

Architecture in the service of tourism
Wim de Wit, Head of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

The new Acropolis Museum in Athens
Maro Kardamitsi-Adami, Director of the Neohellenic Architecture Archives, Benaki Museum, Athens

The Millau motorway viaduct and its human, economic and touristic territorial integration
Jacques Godfrain, former minister, former mayor of Millau

The after-Bilbao effect
Jordi Oliveras, Professor, Architectural Composition Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona

Interpreting urban heritage: museological perspectives
Manoela Rufinoni, Professor at the Art History Department, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

12h30-14h00 – Lunch at the Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel

14h00-14h45 – Lectures on collections, 2 – The collections of the FRAC Centre
Marie-Ange Brayer, Director of the FRAC Centre
Since 1991, the Fonds régional d’art contemporain of the Centre region has collected both contemporary art and architecture, from the 1950s to the present day. The collection is specialized in experimental architecture, innovative procedures and is centered around the notion of “project.” Today it counts some 350 works, 700 models and 10,000 architectural drawings, including emblematic projects of international contemporary architecture.

15h00-16h30 – Visit of the Menier chocolate factory, Noisiel (headquarters of Nestlé France)
The Menier chocolate factory mill was built in 1871-1872 by architect Jules Saulnier. The celebrity of the facade resides in the dialogue created between the metallic structure and the glazed brick infill which reintroduced, in the late 19th century, the taste for polychrome architecture. The rationalist facade became an architectural model and a advertising tool for the Menier factory. The mill was listed as a Historic Monument in 1992. The factory was renovated by architects Reichen and Robert in the late 1980s, following its aquisition by the Nestlé Company to become its headquarters.

16h30-17h00 – Visit of the workers’ housing quarters, Noisiel (by bus)

17h45-18h30 – Visit of the Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Consolation, Le Raincy
The Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Consolation in Le Raincy was built in 1922-1923 by Auguste and Gustave Perret and has become an icon in French architectural history. It is the first – and very audacious – use of reinforced concrete in a religious building in France. In accordance with the rationalist theory that form derives from structure, the different elements constituting this building are deliberately made visible. The columns, for example, soar upwards, slightly detached from the lateral walls of stained glass windows. The church was one of the first 20th century buildings to be listed as a Historic Monument by André Malraux in 1966.

18h30 – Departure by bus for Paris. Expected return time: 19h30 (depending on traffic).

Free evening

wednesday, june 2, 2010
8h15 – Meeting at the Sainte-Geneviève Library, 10 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris. Metro: Maubert-Mutualité (line 10), or RER Luxembourg (line B).

8h30-10h00 – Visit of the Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris
The Sainte-Geneviève Library is an outstanding 19th century building. It was built by architect Henri Labrouste between 1839 and 1875, and acquired its fame through the particular use of ironwork made by Labrouste. He chose metal for its resistance to fire but also for its new aesthetic qualities: the large barrel arches and cast columns are integral parts of the interior ornamentation. The interior offers an exciting contrast to the sober stone façade on the Place du Pantheon.

10h00 – Departure by bus to the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot.

11h00-12h30 – Session 3: Architecture Archives: building up a collection (auditorium of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine)
Architects’ archives are overabundant but never complete. Although they flood the repositories and are lengthy to process, they often do not provide important information. How can we build a documentary strategy in such a fragmentary material? The issue is all the more striking since the number of architectural practices who still possess their records is incommensurably over the number of holdings taken in charge by institutions so far. Can sampling policies be imagined? Can different holdings, if kept together, enrich one another and build up consistent series? Should architects be warned against their attempts at disposing of some of their records, for fear of their historically dubious self-appreciation principles, or should we rejoice when they take such initiative? The session will examine how archives can build up and follow clear collecting lines in spite of contingencies. Also, it will look at the representation strategies followed by some architects in dealing with their archives, donating or selling them to one or several institutions.

Chair: Sofie de Caigny, Coordinator, Centre fort Flemish Architectural Archives,
Architecture Institute Flanders, Antwerp

Pre-Custodial Intervention: Working With (Not Against) Active Architecture Firms
Laura Tatum, Architectural Records Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives Department, Yale University Library, New Haven

Responding to circumstance: challenges, opportunities and directions in architectural archives collection policy in (South) Australia.
Christine Garnaut, Director, Architecture Museum, University of South Australia

Rethinking the NAI collection: towards a new acquisition policy [an I is missing in the word Acquisition]
Suzanne Mulder, Senior Curator, and Patricia Alkhoven, Head of the Collections Department, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam

From “immortality insurance” to analysed collection strategy
Susanna Janfalk, Curator, Collections, Library and Research, Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm

Architecture as archive: Architects’ records in architects’ offices
David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, Guggenheim Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

“This is not an archive”
Bente Solbakken, Curator, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo.

12h30-14h30 – Lunch at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

14h30-16h30 – Session 4: Do not judge a book by its cover
(auditorium of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine)
Many icam members possess important rare book collections. This is not a surprise, since the architecture book has played such an important role in disseminating ideas and practical experiences: treatises, model and vedute books, and so on. Nowadays the book is often a part of the architectural project, and contributes through its diffusion to a project’s reputation. It can also be a project in itself, as significant by its content as by its graphic design. This session will tell the history of the main architecture book collections before examining the market today and its perspectives. Collecting and access policies will be touched upon. A last section will focus on exhibiting architecture books – what for, and how ?

Chair: Irena Murray, Sir Banister Fletcher Director, British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Émilie d’Orgeix and Jean-Philippe Garric, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris

Collecting and presenting books at the Musée d’Orsay
Alice Thomine-Berrada, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The challenges of exhibiting books and archives
Anne-Hélène Rigogne, Chief Curator of Libraries, Exhibitions Department, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Creating narrative space
Joe Rohde, Senior Vice-President and Executive Designer, Creative Division, Walt Disney Imagineering

More papers to come (awaiting confirmation)

16h30-18h30 – Meeting of the icam subgroup on Education Education Group
(Session open to all members)

Chairs: Rebecca Bailey, Head of Education and Outreach, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Edinburgh
Anne Ruelland, Directrice des Publics, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
The icam Education Group invites all icam congress delegates to join them for a session exploring the issues and opportunities of exhibition-based educational activities and programmes. The session will include an interactive tour in a gallery (45 mins), as well as presentations on the work carried out by the CAPA and the NAI.

18h30 – Departure by bus to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Meeting in front of the “Pavillon de tête” entrance, Place du Trocadéro.

19h00-20h30 – Visit of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
The École des Beaux-Arts is the owner of important works, at first inherited from the Royal academies and then regularly enlarged until 1968 to include the works of its students (namely the famous “Prix de Rome” renderings), but also enlarged with all the educational models aquired for teaching purposes as well as donations. The collection, which now counts approximately 450,000 works and books, beautifully illustrates the history of the teaching of art in France, a teaching which had a great international influence by imposing the famous “Beaux-Arts” style.
The buildings in themselves also provide a section-view through French history of art and will be visited.

A refreshment will be offered in the Cour du Mûrier.

Free evening.


thursday, june 3, 2010
8h45 – Meeting at the Musée d’Orsay, 1 rue de la Légion-d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Métro: Assemblée Nationale / Solférino (line 12), or RER: Musée d’Orsay (line C).

9h00-11h00 – Session 5: Written texts in exhibitions
(session held in the auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay)
In our image-driven civilisation, what is the place of the written text in architecture exhibitions? The viewpoints of the curator, of the educational staff, of the graphic and the exhibition designers will be invited in the discussion. As a mediation tool, is the text a comment on the building or on the exhibited document showing the building? How many ideas can be conveyed? Are titles, interrogative statements or summons the best way to get the visitors’ attention? The setting of the texts is not less important: a typographical layout can be felt as neutral, traditional, modern, light or powerful, etc.; graphic design contributes to the overall identity of a show. Text can become essential to the general design of an exhibition, and give a specific rhythm along with other media.

Chair: Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

“Take my word for it”: the curator as author
Jean-Louis Cohen, Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York

Capturing a public voice
Rebecca Bailey, Head of Education and Outreach, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

“Défense de rire”: tactics for installation and text
Raymund Ryan, Curator, The Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The Place of Words
Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

11h-11h15 – Introduction to the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, by Caroline Mathieu, Chief Curator, Musée d’Orsay

11h30-12h30 – Visit of the architectural collections of the Musée d’Orsay
Architecture has represented an important part of the collections of the musée d’Orsay ever since its opening in 1986. The collection of architectural drawings counts among the most prestigious. Initially based on regular acquisitions from the Louvre Drawings Cabinet, it never ceased to grow and it holds today approximately 18,000 works. Amongst the most important archives are those concerning Gustave Eiffel and Hector Guimard. As with all Orsay collections, the architectural drawings collection covers the period from 1848 to 1914.

12h30-14h00 – Lunch

14h00 – Departure by bus to the French Communist Party headquarters

14h30-16h00 – Visit of Oscar Niemeyer’s building for the headquarters of the French Communist Party
Made of glass and concrete, the building of the headquarters of the French Communist party is characterized by the fluidity of its curves and the subtle games with natural light. The building, which was constructed in 1968-1980 by architects Paul Chemetov, Jean Deroche and Oscar Niemeyer, is as remarkable in its spatial treatment as in its use of a high quality concrete, on which the marks of the wooden coffering are the principal ornament. In front of the building, a half-buried cupola marks the location of the great assembly room.

16h00-18h00 – icam General Assembly
(in the great assembly room of Oscar Niemeyer’s building)

18h00 – Departure by bus

20h00 – Closing ceremony and dinner on a “bateau-mouche” on the Seine.
A boat trip on the famous “bateau-mouche” on the Seine will offer a spectacular setting for the icam closing ceremony and dinner, offering unusual and romantic views of major Parisian monuments such as Notre-Dame cathedral, the recently renovated 19th-century glass and metal structure of the Grand Palais or the new Quai Branly museum by architect Jean Nouvel.

Pre-conference tour:

two modern villas

Saturday, May 29, 2010

14h00 – Departure by bus from the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine.
(Meeting in front of the “Pavillon de Tête” entrance, Place du Trocadéro).
Expected return time to Paris at 19h30, depending on traffic.

15h00-16h30 – The villa Savoye, 1928-1931, Poissy, by Le Corbusier

This internationally known villa illustrates Le Corbusier’s “five-point theory for a new architecture”: free-standing pillars, open-floor plan, long horizontal sliding windows and independent façade. Inside, it is conceived according to Le Corbusier’s concept of the architectural walk or “promenade” allowing for a spatial experience specific to the house which encourages contemplation. It was one of the first 20th buildings to be listed as a Historic Monument in 1965 by André Malraux.

17h00-18h30 – The maison Louis Carré, 1957-1959, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, by Alvar Aalto

This masterpiece of Modern architecture was built for the French art dealer Louis Carré. Alvar Aalto conceived the house as well as its furniture and garden. It is thus an integrated work of art, as fine in its details and materials as in its setting in the countryside. It is the only existing building designed by Aalto in France and it was only opened to the public recently in August 2007.

cost per person
40 €
Note: Above rate is applicable if 30 persons register for this tour. Maximum number of participants is limited to 40.


Post-conference tour:

4th to the 8th of June

The post-conference tour will take us on a journey south to Lyon for five days, from the 4th to the 8th of June.

Arc-et-Senans: Ledoux’s utopian salt factory

The first stop on our way to Lyon will be at the Salines of Arc-et-Senans. This semi-circular salt factory, designed by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in 1775-1779, is a remarkable illustration of utopian architecture. The royal manufacture was indeed the starting point and the centre of Ledoux’s project for an ideal city of Chaux. This exceptional example of eighteenth-century visionary architecture has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the salt factory, we will make our way to the city of Salins-les-Bains, famous for its salt production over le last 1200 years. Salty water reached Arc-et-Senans thanks to two 21km long salt canals.

On the way to Lyon, natural landscapes of the Bresse and the Dombes
The trip from Salins to Bourg-en-Bresse will include a visit of the Royal Monastery of Brou, masterpiece of high gothic art dating from the early 16th century. From Bourg-en-Bresse to Lyon you will discover the beautiful natural landscapes of the Bresse and the Dombes.

Lyon: an architectural panorama, from Antiquity to the present day
The tour then goes on to Lyon, the third largest city in France. The city offers a very rich architectural panorama that stretches from Antiquity to the present day.

The rich archaeological heritage linked to the Gallo-roman city of Lugdunum will be introduced by the visit of two archaeological museums, which are also noteworthy for their buildings and settings: the museum of Fourvière, built in 1975 by Bernard Zehrfuss, an underground architecture of concrete overlooking two Roman open-air theatres, and the museum of Saint-Romain-en-Gal, built in 1995 by architects Chaix & Morel, a floating glass box overlooking the Rhone.

A walk along the river banks of the Saône will lead us to discover some important 19th century urban developments. The architecture of the 1920s and 1930s will also feature prominently during the visit, with a tour of two housing schemes: the Cité des Gratte-Ciel (“Skyscrapers Development”) by Môrice Leroux, and the Cité des États-Unis by Tony Garnier.

We will also visit more recent projects such as Lyon’s black Opera House (1986-1993), a major work by Jean Nouvel, or current projects, such as the Confluences development: it is the largest urban renewal plan carried out in France today, in a district located at the symbolic junction of Lyon’s two rivers, the Saône and the Rhone.

Le Corbusier’s works at Firminy and at La Tourette
A whole afternoon will be dedicated to a visit of Le Corbusier’s works at Firminy (1954-1965), where he designed an Unité d’habitation, the sports and cultural centre as well as the church of Saint-Pierre (only listed Historic building constructed after its author’s death). The tour will also take us to another famous work by Le Corbusier, the Dominican convent of La Tourette, where some of you may want to spend the night in a monk’s cell (to be confirmed).

On the return journey back from Firminy, we will take a route through the Natural Regional Park of the Mont Pilat with a dinner in a farm-inn (traditional French food).


Friday, June 4, 2010
TGV to Arc-et-Senans. Visit of the Salines of Arc-et-Senans and of the salt factory of Salins-les-Bains. Bus to Bourg-en-Bresse. Night in Bourg-en-Bresse.

Saturday, June 5, 2010
Visit of the Royal Abbey of Brou. Bus to Lyon. Meeting at the Maison de l’architecture Rhône-Alpes, visit of the Musée Gallo-Romain, visit of the Fourvière basilica and of Medieval Lyon. Night in Lyon.

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Bus to Saint-Romain-en-Gal. Visit of the archaeological museum. Bus to Firminy. Visit of Firminy (Unité d’habitation, church of Saint-Pierre, etc.). Night in Lyon.

Monday, June 7, 2010
Visit of the Cité des Gratte-Ciel in Villeurbanne (including an apartment and the town hall). Visit of the Cité des États-Unis and of the former slaughterhouse at La Mouche by Tony Garnier. Visit of the École normale supérieure by Henri Gaudin (2000). Visit of the Lyon Confluence urban development area. Night in Lyon or in the convent of La Tourette (to be confirmed).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Visit of the convent of La Tourette. Bus back to Lyon, Visit of the Lyon Opera house. End of post-conference tour in the afternoon (exact time to be confirmed).

IMPORTANT: The tour ends in Lyon. The trip back to Paris is not included.
The participants can fly out from Lyon or take the train back to Paris or to Charles-de-Gaulle airport (2hrs by TGV). They can also continue their journey, by going on to Marseille by train (1h30 by TGV) to visit Le Corbusier’s Unité d’habitation.

To book a train back, participants can contact Package Organisation, or go directly on (which is available in English). Booking for TGV opens 3 months in advance.

To book an extra night in Lyon, please contact Package Organisation.

cost per person
Single : 880€ / double: 750€
Please note: above rate is applicable if a minimum of 20 people register for this tour.

The rate includes:

• Transportation throughout the tour by train or private air-conditioned coach
• 4 nights accommodation
• 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners (drinks not included)
• 5 lunches (drinks not included)
• Entrance fees to museums
• English speaking guides

Download sessions:

> 0-A_François Chaslin_text.pdf (143 KB) IN FRENCH
> 0-B_Corinne_Belier_text.pdf (197 KB)
> 0-C_Marie_Ange_Brayer_text.pdf (90 KB) IN FRENCH
> 1-B_Linda Fraser_text.pdf (86 KB)
> 1-C_Margherita Guccione presentation.pdf (6,9 MB)
> 1-C Margherita Guccione accompanying text.pdf (66KB) IN FRENCH
> 1-D_C Hind, A Thomas_text.pdf (98 KB)
> 1-D_C Hind, A Thomas_presentation.pdf (5,3 MB)
> 2-B_Maro Adami_text.pdf (94 KB)
> 2-B_Maro Adami_presentation.pdf (6,9 MB)
> 2-C_Jacques Godfrain_text.pdf (57 KB)
> 2-D_Wim de Wit_text.pdf (1,6 MB)
> 2-F_Manoela Rufinoni_text.pdf (106 KB)
> 3-A_Christine Garnaut_text.pdf (94 KB)
> 3_A_Christine Garnaut_text_in_french.pdf (94 KB)
> 3-A_Christine Garnaut_presentation.pdf (2,6 MB)
> 3-B_Laura Tatum_text.pdf (319 KB)
> 3-B_Laura Tatum_text_in_French.pdf (332 KB)
> 3-C_Suzanne Mulder_text.pdf (57 KB)
> 3-C_Suzanne Mulder_text_in_French.pdf (61 KB)
> 3-E_Susanna Janfalk_text.pdf (66 KB)
> 3-E_Susanna Janfalk_text_in_French.pdf (70 KB)
> 3-E_Susanna Janfalk_presentation.pdf (9,6 MB)
> 3-F_Bente Solbakken_text.pdf (78 KB)
> 3-F_Bente Solbakken_text_in_French.pdf (74 KB)
> 4 bis_Anne Ruelland_presentation.pdf (18,9 MB)
> 4-A_E d’Orgeix, JP Garric_text.pdf (111 KB)
> 4-A_E dOrgeix, JP Garric_presentation.pdf (3,9 MB)
> 4-B_Alice Thomine_text.pdf (111 KB) IN FRENCH
> 4-C_Anne-Hélène Rigogne_text.pdf (82 KB)
> 4-C_Anne-Hélène Rigogne_text.pdf (90 KB) IN FRENCH
> 4-D_Joe Rohde_text.pdf (127 KB)
> 5-A_Marc Treib_text.pdf (86 KB)
> 5-B_Rebecca Bailey_text.pdf (98 KB)
> 5-C_Jean-Louis Cohen_text.pdf (90 KB)
> 5-C_Jean-Louis Cohen_presentation.pdf (11,2 MB)
> 5-D_Raymund Ryan_text.pdf (90 KB)

list of lectures

opening lecture
François Chaslin: Un état de l’architecture française (TEXT, IN FRENCH)

session 1. merging museums. Chair: Dietmar Steiner
Charles Hind and Abraham Thomas: Waltz Time or Dances with Wolves? The V&A and RIBA partnership
Linda Fraser: Tearing Down the Walls: the Convergence of Cultural Institutions at the University of Calgary
Margherita Guccione: MAXXI Museum is architecture

lectures on collections
Corinne Bélier: History of French architectural collections
Marie-Ange Brayer: The collections of the FRAC Centre

session 2. the icon and the star. Chair: Ulf Grønvold
Wim de Wit: Architecture in the service of tourism
Maro Kardamitsi-Adami: The new Acropolis Museum in Athens
Jacques Godfrain: The Millau motorway viaduct and its human, economic and touristic territorial integration
Jordi Oliveras: The after-Bilbao effect
Manoela Rufinoni: Interpreting urban heritage: museological perspectives

session 3. architecture archives: building up a collection. Chair: Sofie De Caigny
Laura Tatum: Pre-custodial intervention: working with (not against) active architecture firms
Christine Garnaut: Responding to circumstance: challenges, opportunities and directions in architectural archives collection policy in (South) Australia
Suzanne Mulder: Rethinking the NAI collection: towards a new acquisition policy
Susanna Janfalk: From “immortality insurance” to analysed collection strategy
Bente Solbakken: This is not an archive!
David van der Leer: Architecture as archives: architects’ records in architects’ offices

session 4. do not judge a book by its cover. Chair: Irena Murray
Émilie d’Orgeix and Jean-Philippe Garric: Shaping a program on architecture and print culture at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art
Alice Thomine-Berrada: Collecting and presenting books at the Musée d’Orsay
Anne-Hélène Rigogne: The challenges of exhibiting books and archives
Joe Rohde: Creating narrative space

session 4 bis. meeting of the icam Education Group. Chairs: Rebecca Bailey and Anne Ruelland
Anne Ruelland

session 5. written texts in exhibitions. Chair: Marc Treib
Marc Treib: The Place of Words
Jean-Louis Cohen: “Take my word for it”: the curator as author
Rebecca Bailey: Capturing a public voice
Raymund Ryan: “Défense de rire”: tactics for installation and text

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