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The Musée Fabre Business Foundation

The flame of art patronage has been alight in Montpellier ever since the time of François-Xavier Fabre who founded the museum in 1825. The reopening of the Musée Fabre, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, in February 2007,after restoration and extension work, was met with unprecedented success for this unique venue, notably in the business world. The Musée Fabre Business Foundation was created in 2008 and its aim is to purchase works of art for the museum, participate in the production of temporary exhibitions and contribute to large restoration projects for objects and paintings from the permanent collections. Today, there are 25 member companies who believe in the long term value of supporting this cultural institution. 

Ever since its creation the Business Foundation has greatly contributed to the development of the Musée Fabre collections under the presidence of Mr Gérard Maurice, Regional Director of Vinci Construction in the Languedoc-Roussillon. In recognition of his leading role as president of the Business Foundation, Mr Gérard Maurice was personally awarded the medalGrand mécène de la culture(Very Important Patron of Culture) from the Minister of Culture and Communication on March 23rd, 2012. 

Following the sad loss of Mr Gérard Maurice in April 2014, Mr Max Ponseillé, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Oc Santé, was elected President of the Musée Fabre Business Foundation on June 17th 2014.

The members of the Musée Fabre Business Foundation

Atelier d’Architecture Emmanuel Nebout
BRL
Cabinet Cazes-Goddyn 

Cabinet d'avocats Doria
Caisse d’Epargne Languedoc-Roussillon
CIC Delmas
FDI Groupe
Groupe GRIM
Helenis
Médiaffiche
Notaires Foch
OC Santé
Promeo
Sauramps
SITA

Société Marseillaise de Crédit
SOGEA Sud
SPAG
Tanikel
Veolia Eau Direction Sud-Est

VIP +
Wonderful

The donations from the Musée Fabre Business Foundation

Antique Painting :

  • Nicolas Poussin  (1594-1665),  Paysage au dieu fleuve. Paysage de Grottaferrata , 1625-1626 ; achat de la Communauté d’Agglomération de Montpellier avec le soutien de l’État, de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon, de la Fondation d'Entreprise du musée Fabre et de plusieurs mécènes, 2010, inv. 2010.14.1
  • Andrea Vaccaro  (Naples, 1604-1670),  Le Martyre de sainte Agathe , vers 1635-1640, achat de la Communauté d’Agglomération de Montpellier avec le soutien de la Fondation d’Entreprise du musée Fabre, inv. 2013.16.1

Contemporary Painting :

Graphic Arts : 

Decorative Arts : 

The Friends of the Musée Fabre

The Friends of the Musée Fabre association aims to promote the museum and, more generally, to promote art in all its diversity. 

The association plays an active role supporting the museum and also as a veritable partner in the dynamic cultural life of Montpellier and its region. It is a member of the French Federation of Societies of Museum Friends whose aim is act as a recognised interlocutor with public bodies. 

It participates in the enrichment of the museum's collections through the donation of artworks or contribution to purchase funds. Its activities are open to all those who, familiar or not with art,  wish to deepen or expand their knowledge of this subject. There are organised visits to the Musée Fabre's collections and temporary exhibitions, programmes of talks and conferences about the arts, visits to museums in France and other countries, visits to painters studios and the organisation of an 'arts café'. 

All activities are organised by member volunteers from the association who come many different backgrounds. Through their direct involvement in these events members become players in the art scene and citizens engaged in cultural politics. 

Donations by the AMF Friends association to the Musée Fabre  

1995

  • Vincent Bioulès,Grand espace rose I, 1968 (laque glycérophtalique)
  • Vincent Bioulès,Bandes verticales II, 1974
  •  André Pierre arnal, Sans titre, 1972 (peint sur toile libre)                                                                                

1996

  • Louis Cane, Sol Mur, 1970 (huile sur toile libre)                        
  • Louis Cane, Tampons, 1967                                                                 
  • Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Support/Surface, 1970-71 (peint sur toile libre)         
  • Daniel Dezeuze, Echelle, 1975 (bois et brou de noix)                    

1997

  • Marc Devade, Sans Titre, 1969

1999

  • André Pierre Arnal, Sans Titre, 1969

2000

  • Alain Clément, Sculpture Acier 120 x 100 x 80                                

2001

  • Vincent Bioulès, Tombeau d’Aix en Provence, 1977                         

2006

  • Jean Hugo, Le Mois de Marie (Apparition), c. 1933                     

2007

  • Germaine Richier, L’Araignée II, 1946                                       

2009

  • Jean Raoux, Le bain de Diane, 1721                                                   
  • Plat en faïence, St Jean du Désert, fin XVIIe siècle     
  • Plat oblong, décor à la Bérain, Montpellier, XVIIIe siècle              
  • Surtout en bronze argenté, XVIIIe siècle

2011

  • Pierre Buraglio, Monk II, 1985 (toile réemployée)                                                         
  • Chevrette en faïence, Montpellier, XVIIe siècle

2013

  • Benigne Gagneraux, Diseuse de bonne aventure, 1794
  • Youla Chapoval, Composition aux lignes noires, 1949
  • Claude Marie Dubufe, L’Inquiète, c. 1863

2016

  • Assiette Nevers XVIIe siècle, décor historié à la manière de "L'Astrée"
  • Bol à oreilles, couvert Nevers, XVIIIe siècle.

2017

  • Charles Guilloux, coucher de soleil sur l'île Herblay, 1902, Huile sur toile
  • Daniel Dezeuze, Claie inachevée orange et brune, 1975.

Participation in:

1994

  • Restauration du cadre originel des Baigneuses de G.Courbet                    

1997

  • Germaine Richier, La chauve-souris, 1946 (bronze)                                   
  • Gaspar Dughet, Paysage au bon Samaritain, 1638 (huile sur toile)
  • Joseph Marie Vien, Le frappement du rocher, 1742/1743 (huile sur papier, marouflé sur toile)                      

2006

  • F.X.Fabre, Le retour d’Ulysse, 1799                                                                      

2008

  • Van Diest, Marine, 1646       

Discover the "Friends of the Musée Fabre meetings" Season 2016/2017

Contact
Les Amis du Musée Fabre (Friends of the Musée Fabre)
2 bis, rue Montpelliéret
34000 Montpellier
amf-asso@wanadoo.fr
Tel : 04 67 60 63 50