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Adeline  Rispal

Architect and scenographer, Adeline Rispal has been working for 30 years in the field of cultural and patrimonial projects, museum architecture and exhibition, commercial and territorial scenography in France and abroad.

In 1982, she was spotted by Jean Nouvel, who assigned her to his team for the architectural and scenographic project of the IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe) in Paris.

In 1990, she co-founded the agency REPÉRAGES with Jean-Jacques Raynaud, Louis Tournoux and Jean-Michel Laterrade. She then created, in 2010, the STUDIO ADELINE RISPAL, which became the ATELIERS ADELINE RISPAL in 2020, specialised in the design of cultural and patrimonial projects, in France and abroad.

Her expertise lies in artistic direction, project management of multidisciplinary teams to promote a global approach, from the project owner’s questions to the architectural, museographic and scenographic design, guaranteeing the coherence and functionality of a project with its site.

She regularly publishes and participates in numerous conferences and workshops questioning our perception of architecture, the sensitive mediation of space and signs, notably in the field of land use planning and urbanism, cultural and commercial activities and services.

In 2013, Adeline Rispal creates the blog invisibl.eu open to professionals and amateurs of exhibitions.

In 2015, she was elected to the Academy of Architecture and thus introduced scenography there.

In 2018, she launches the project for a federation of exhibition professions, which will come into being in June 2019. XPO Federation of exhibition designers, which she chaired until march 2022, brings 7 associations together. She is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs.

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  • Education
    • Architect DPLG 1982
      École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Architecture - UP6 Paris-La Villette (France)
  • Distinctions
    • Knight of the Legion of Honour (2022)
    • Women in Architecture Awards (2022) - Special mention
    • Knight of of the Order of Agricultural Merit (2015) for services rendered to France as part of the French Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan
    • Silver Medal of the Academy of Architecture Foundation 1997 (2014)
  • Mandates | Nominations
    • Founder, manager and artistic director of ATELIERS ADELINE RISPAL
    • Founding Vice President of XPO, Federation of Exhibition Designers
    • Full member of the Academy of Architecture
    • Full member of the Haut Conseil des musées de France
    • Member of the Mission of prefiguration of the Memorial Museum of Societies Facing Terrorism
    • Member of the Scenographers Association
    • Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
    • Affiliate member of the CINOV Strategy Committee
  • Languages
    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Recent lectures
    • École du Louvre
      Paris (France)
      Annual seminar: Scenography, a museographic challenge, since 2015
    • Penninghen
      School of Art Direction and Interior Architecture
      Paris (France)
      Master 2: The challenges of scenography, 2016-2018
  • Recent publications
    • "L’approche durable de
      l’exposition", in Bulletin de
      l’AMCSTI, 2021.
    • "The ‘Caring Museum’, a New Proposal for an Inclusive Museum", in Timothy Verdon (under the direction of), Museology & Values. Art and human dignity in the 21st century, Brepols Publishers, 2020.
    • "La scénographie des bibliothèques (et) musées à l’ère du numérique", in Nathalie Simonnot et Rosine Lheureux (sous la direction de), Architectures et espaces de la conservation 1959-2015 Septentrion, 2018
    • "Les seuils de l'espace de l'art", in Jacqueline Bergeron et Marc Cheymol (sous la direction de), Rencontres d'un seuil à l'autre, Erasmus Expertise, Éditions des archives contemporaines, 2017
    • "Architecture et muséographie de quelques musées de guerre"
      in Annette Becker et Octave Debary, Montrer les violences extrêmes, Creaphis Éditions, Paris, 2012.

A Caring Museum would be a place to practice the encounter with oneself through the works, associated with a place of collective art practice for all at all times.


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