Scientific Council

Five years after its foundation, L’ÉCOLE has decided to set up a scientific council: a consultative body to oversee the consistency of its educational policy and the relevance of its teaching materials.


Directed by the President of L’ÉCOLE Lise Macdonald, the council is made up of 14 experts - each appointed for three years - and meets twice yearly.

Michèle Bimbenet-Privat
General curator at the Musée du Louvre, Art Objects department, Paris

Nicolas Bos
President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels

David Caméo
- Former managing director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
- Inspector General, Ministry of Cultures, Paris

Alba Cappellieri
- Jewellery Design Head, Politecnico di Milano 
- Director of the Museum of Jewellery, Vicenza

Hana Chidiac
- In charge of the North Africa and Near East collections at the Musée du Quai Branly, holds a DEA in Art History and Archaeology

François Farges
- PhD (Fundamental Geochemistry, University of Paris)
- Distinguished Professor at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris
- Member of the Institut Universitaire de France

Carole Fraresso
- Scientific Curator at World Heritage Exhibitions, holder of a PhD in Archeomaterials

Guillaume Glorieux
- Professor of the Universities
- Director of Teaching and Research at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Christophe Hespel
Principal of Diderot High School, Paris

Lise Macdonald
President of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Didier Nectoux
Former Director of the Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech, Paris

Béatrice de Plinval
Museum and Heritage curator at Chaumet, Paris

Marie-Laure de Rochebrune
- Head curator of the Versailles Palace, Versailles

Marie Vallanet-Delhom
First and Former President of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts