L’Institut national d’histoire de l’art

A public establishment of scientific, cultural and professional nature, the National Institute for Art History (INHA) aims to promote scientific research in the history of art and heritage studies. It is run jointly by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation and the Ministry of Culture. Under its general management, the Festival’s scientific programming team works throughout the year with its scientific committee and partners to create an event of high scientific quality intended for a wide audience.



Le Château de Fontainebleau

Surrounded by 130 hectares of park and gardens, the Château de Fontainebleau, listed since 1981 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcomes the general public and particularly lovers of art and history. Its historical richness as defined by the kings of France over eight centuries is complemented by the artistic heritage reflected in the exceptional interior decorations, furnishing, and architecture of the chateau, the only residence of this magnitude that has survived in such a pristine state of preservation. As well as providing the setting for the Festival of Art History, the chateau furthers the cultural and educational component of the program by developing the sections devoted to the general public, families, and schools.



La direction générale des patrimoines

The Directorate-General for Heritage and Architecture, within the Ministry of Culture, leads missions carried out by the state in the fields of architecture, archives, and museums, as well as monumental and archaeological heritage. In conjunction with the National Institute for Art History and the Château de Fontainebleau, it oversees the annual Festival of Art History.