At the 2023 Festival of Art History, the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais (Rmn-GP) is pleased to offer a presence and partnership that is strengthened in various respects.

Aurélien Colongo, an impassioned bookseller and manager of the boutique operated by Rmn-GP in the Château de Fontainebleau, will curate the art book and journal fair, spreading over 750 square meters with the participation of some 30 publishers. A broad array of meticulously selected works and a program at once ambitious and accessible will be presented by him and his dedicated team.

The fair, located in the Henri IV sector of the Château de Fontainebleau, will include the official bookshop-boutique of the Rmn-GP, at 100 square meters, as well as spaces for around 60 other publishing houses. Visitors will be able to browse a wide selection of works, catalogues raisonnés, essays, specialized journals, and books on art and art history, the most essential and notable titles from the world of art publishing and its key figures.

Meetings, signings, lectures, and roundtables with specialized publishers and authors will take place throughout the three days of the first weekend in June.

All visitors to the festival, whether seasoned enthusiasts or newcomers to art history, are warmly invited to discover this rich and dynamic edition of the annual art book and journal fair, reimagined and hosted by the Rmn-GP in echo of the bookstore that it operates year-round in the chateau.

In addition, the Rmn-GP department of cultural mediation will also participate in exchanges between experts in the field and festival attendees. On Sunday, June 4, two courses on art history will be offered by guest speakers. Throughout the event at the Château de Fontainebleau, families and children can learn more about art simply and playfully with the educational packet “The Animal in Art.” Designed and produced by Rmn-GP teams focusing on art history and education, these kits are suitable for school and extracurricular use for audiences as of age three and are educational tools recognized by the Ministries of Culture and National Education and Youth.