French Heritage Society, founding partner

rmhp-logo-fhs-2015FHS, born as Friends of Vieilles Maisons Françaises, based in New York and with an office in Paris, is an American non-profit (501c-3) cultural organization with 13 chapters across the United States and one in France. FHS gives financial support to projects, both public and private, for the preservation of historic monuments which constitute the national heritage of both countries.
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Eileen Gray at Pompidou Center, Paris

Centre Pompidou Paris

 

The Pompidou Center is honoring an outstanding leader in Art Deco design. A pluridisciplinarian artist, Eileen Gray’s work extends from art deco objects to lacquer work and on to the use of bricks, metal and wood. Her Dragon armchair, from the Yves Saint Laurent/ Pierre Bergé collection, was sold in Paris for 21.9 million euros, making it the second-most expensive piece of furniture in history.

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Isabelle Michard nominated as the first RMH scholar

Building on a tradition of reciprocity scholarly exchange between France and United States, the American Architectural Foundation and the French Heritage Society are pleased to provide the Richard Morris Hunt Scholar program an exciting, new periodic opportunity to complement the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship

The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship was created in 1990, at the initiative of the American Architectural Foundation and French Heritage Society, in the spirit of Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895) first American architect to graduate from l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. This prestigious Prize allows a French or American architect, highly recognized for his or her skills in architectural preservation, to spend six months of research on a topic which he will have defined as of a major importance in his field, in one or the other country.

 

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