Curatorial Deputy Director at Agence France Museums (France and UAE)
Olivia Bourrat joined the Agence France-Muséums in May 2014 where she is the Curatorial Deputy Director for the Louvre Abu Dhabi project. She studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre and completed a master in modern literature and a master in Art History at the Sorbonne Paris-IV, before starting a PHD thesis at the EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales). She became national curator in 2006 and follow a training at the National Heritage Institute (INP) in Paris. After working in Lyon, she then worked at the Quai Branly museum in paris. Among other things, she organized events and international symposiums in order to communicate on the research programs developed on the collections. Within this framework, she was invited to give courses and lectures in different institution and became teacher on “History of taste and of collections” at the National Heritage Institute in Paris. She also participated in different exhibition projects. As an Early Modern art specialist, she is particularly interested by cross-cultural artworks.