Bertrand du Vignaud, president of WMF Europe, will be presenting the WMF’s project on the rebirth of the Chancellerie d’Orléans. The Chancellerie d’Orléans was a famed Parisian hôtel particulier built in the early eighteenth century. Its exquisite interiors were dismantled and stored in the 1920s shortly before the building was demolished. In 2011, World Monuments Fund signed an agreement with the French Ministry of Culture that will result in the conservation and reassembly of the spectacular interiors in the Hôtel de Rohan-Strasbourg."
Bertrand du Vignaud
Bertrand du Vignaud has been President of World Monuments Fund Europe since its creation in 2003. From 1987 until 2003, he held the voluntary posts of Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of WMF France. He was also Chairman of Christie's Monaco, Vice Chairman of Christie’s France, and a Director of Christie’s Europe. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites and Director of the Conseil Supérieur du Mécénat Culturel. He holds a Licence and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures of International Public Law, a Licence de Lettres Classiques in Art History, and degrees in Political Science from the Universities of Toulouse and Paris. Mr. du Vignaud serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He is a chevalier de la Légion d’ Honneur and officier des Arts et Lettres and, in 2009 he received the Médaille de Vermeil from the city of Paris.