Nicolas ver Hulst, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, has joined the Board of Directors of the Centre PompidouMetz as the representative of the Wendel Group. He takes over from Frédéric Lemoine, who was Wendel’s representative for seven years.
I am pleased to be the successor of Frédéric Lemoine, who had the vision to create this long-term partnership with the Centre Pompidou-Metz. I feel privileged as an art lover to take part in the history of this institution, located in the heart of a region dear to Wendel. The Centre PompidouMetz is different from other museums in that it has no permanent collection. So I have great admiration for the multi-disciplinary and innovative programs that Emma Lavigne, the Centre’s director, and her team have created each year. Their work has been highly successful; in 2017, the Centre welcomed nearly 332,500 visitors! Let’s hope that thanks to the success of the ‘Modern Couples’ and ‘Painting the Night’ exhibitions, the 2018 numbers will be even higher.