Laurence des Cars Named New Director Of Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Laurence des Cars. Photo ©Sophie Boegly.

Laurence des Cars. Photo ©Sophie Boegly.

Laurence des Cars was named the new director of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, officially appointed by French President Francois Hollande on February 27. Currently the director of the Musée de l’Orangerie, des Cars will assume her new post on March 15, for a tenure of at least five years.

Le Monde reports that des Cars’s appointment is also significant in that she’s only the second woman curator to head a major Paris museum, alongside Sophie Makariou at the Musée Guimet.