Mobilier National/ President
Hervé Lemoine, Conservateur général du patrimoine, joined the Historical Service of the Army (now known as the Defense Historical Service, Vincennes) in 1996. He would later become the Deputy Director of Archives and Libraries in this service. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy to the Director of Memory, Heritage, and Archives at the Ministry of Defense. In this role, he oversaw the policy for archives and libraries, ensuring the supervision of institutions within this domain. Between 1999 and 2006, he led a research seminar on the sources of history at Sciences Po, Paris. In January 2009, he took the helm of the Museum of French Monuments and the Heritage Department of the City of Architecture and Heritage (Paris, Trocadéro), curating several exhibitions. From 2010 to 2018, Hervé Lemoine served as the Director in charge of the Archives of France at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, managing the network of public services for national and departmental archives. Since February 12, 2018, Hervé Lemoine has been the Director of the Mobilier national. He spearheaded the transformation of the institution into a public administrative institution, effective since January 1st, 2022. He is currently the President of Mobilier national. Supporting arts and crafts since the 17th century, Mobilier national is committed to ensuring the preservation and restoration of its unparalleled collections, perpetuating and transmitting exceptional skills and know-how. Additionally, the institution plays a significant role in contemporary creation and promoting the French decorative arts.