The Linklaters Foundation is once again working alongside the Musée d’Orsay, this time supporting their "M'O à partager" programme

The Linklaters Foundation is once again working alongside Le Musée d'Orsay et le Musée de l'Orangerie as a patron, in supporting the "M'O à partager" [M’O to be shared] outreach programme.

The "M'O to share" outreach programme

Developed in partnership with the association Culture et Hôpital, the programme  explores new ways of reaching out to the public, particularly those most at risk of social isolation or who are less able to visit the museum in person owing to illness or for other reasons, through a remote outreach system. Each one-hour videoconference session is led by a lecturer who connects, on average, with about 20 participants.

In 2020, Le Musée d'Orsay et le Musée de l'Orangerie organised 28 “M'O à partager” sessions, which benefited 420 people.

Thanks to the Foundation, 68 sessions will be organized this year for over 1000 invitees. Some of the themes that will be covered include: "Highlights of the Musée d'Orsay", "The Birth of Modern Art", "Leisure, Parties and Shows", "Scandalous works", "Painters and their models", and specific sessions that will focus on the works of one artist (Edgar Degas, Douanier Rousseau, James Tissot, etc.).

The Linklaters Foundation and the Musée d'Orsay

The Linklaters Corporate Foundation first supported the Musée d’Orsay during the exhibition "Picasso. Bleu et rose", which was held from September 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Bringing together over 300 works (some of which were on show for the first time in France) and offering a renewed reading of the years 1900 - 1906, an essential period in the artist's career, this exhibition was the first large-scale collaboration between the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

The Linklaters Foundation

Consistent with the initiatives carried out to date and the firm's values of innovation and creativity, the Linklaters Foundation, chaired by Anne Wachsmann-Guigon, launched in 2015, acts on two pillars: inclusive education, aimed at combating various forms of exclusion through education (including supporting the Ecole de la 2ème chance, the Cité Internationale Universitaire, the Etincelle Network...), and cultural patronage that promotes artistic development both in terms of creativity (as a partner of the David Hockney exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2017) and education (Le Bal and La Source).

In addition to supporting these museums and institutions, the Foundation's cultural commitment is also manifest in the acquisition, starting in 2010, of a collection of contemporary photographs on permanent display at our premises. Our recent acquisitions include works from Charles Fréger's Yokainoshima series, exhibited at the Rencontres d'Arles 2016, photos from Raymond Depardon's La France series, and a work from Robert Polidori's Parcours muséologique revisité (Versailles) series.