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The Michelin Corporate Foundation is involved alongside the Foundation for “La Sauvegarde de l’Art français” in “The Biggest Museum in France” campaign, an operation launched in 2013 in order to protect and promote the works of art of our local communities.
The operation is conducted throughout the country by students from both schools and universities, including Sciences Po and the Sorbonne.
The students’ mission is to identify and choose works to restore, make them known to the general public, and as a result raise funds to enable their restoration.
Every year, the Michelin Corporate Foundation rewards the students for one of their work that enhances our rich art heritage.
Exceptionnally in 2018, two works of art received an award because of their outstanding artistic quality and historical interest.
For the first time in 2017, some employees from three Michelin sites – Vannes, Boulogne and Blavozy – also took part in this campaign and went in search of works in danger in their own regions.
Last October, three juries comprising representatives of the Michelin Corporate Foundation, of the different sites involved, of the Foundation for “La Sauvegarde de l’Art français”, and a curator of the Louvre Museum proceeded to select one work per site and decided on a donation for its restoration. Three sites participate again in 2018 in the project: Bourges, Vannes and Roanne.