The participants


The Scientific and Cultural Committee is the collective mind of the project and is made up of experts and scholars from the museum world, scientific research field, the art market and literary and economic circles.

Alongside of Tristan Duval, Mayor of the City of Cabourg, and his team, a Scientific and Cultural Committee is led under the leadership of Jérôme Neutres, former director of strategy and development for the Réunion des Musées Nationaux– Grand Palais and former executive president of the museum of Luxembourg.


  • Jérôme Neutres, Chairman of the Committee, is also general curator of the inaugural exhibitions
  • Sylvain Amic, Curatorial Director of the Réunion des Musées Métropolitains de Rouen
  • Jérôme Bastianelli, Deputy Managing Director of the Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac and President of the Society of Friends of Marcel Proust
  • Jean Bergeret, President of La Revue du Pays d´Auge
  • Cécile Binet, Museum advisor at the DRAC of Normandy
  • Evelyne Bloch-Dano, writer and member of the Prix Femina jury
  • Jérôme Clément, President of the Alliance Française, founder of Arte and former president of the CNC, PIASA and the board of the Théâtre du Châtelet
  • Gérard de Cortanze, writer and President of the Cabourg du Roman Prize jury
  • Josette Crief, treasurer of the Association for the foreshadowing of the Villa du Temps retrouvé
  • Michel Draguet, Director General of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
  • Françoise Dutour, historian
  • Laurent Fraisse, President of the Proustian Literary Circle
  • Jacques Grande, decorator and interior designer
  • Stéphane Guégan, historian, art critic and curator at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Laure Hillerin, writer and historian specializing in Marcel Proust
  • Emmanuelle Le Bail, Councillor delegate for the Arts and Culture and Director of the Avelines Museum, Saint-Cloud
  • Nathalie Léger, Director of IMEC, Caen
  • Guylaine Leloutre, of Office de Tourisme Intercommunal of the Communauté de communes Normandie Cabourg Pays d’Auge
  • Hervé Lemoine, Director of Mobilier National, Paris
  • Nathalie Mauriac-Dyer, Research Director at CNRS and Head of the Proust team
  • Jean-Jacques Neuer, lawyer
  • Jean-Yves Patte, art historian and musicologist
  • Sandrine Treiner, Director of France Culture