Directed by Kléber Rossillon, the executive committee of the Fondation pour le Rayonnement du Musée de Montmartre consists of 5 members including Jean-Pierre Babelon, member of the Institut de France and Jacques Pérot, President of the Association française pour la protection des archives privées.
Kléber Rossillon has always been passionate about history and heritage. Former student of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, he worked for the French government. He is especially recognized for having contributed to the Ariane space rocket project management between 1978 and 1995.
At the same time, from 1984, he refurbished the castle of Castlenaud, he created the Musée de la Guerre au Moyen-Age while he saved the castle of Gençay. In 1997, he restored and opened the gardens of Marqueyssac.
Kléber Rossilon is president of the Fédération Patrimoine Environnement composed of 500 associations, which work for the heritage preservation in France.
He is a descendant of Marius Rossillon, also known as O’Galop, painter and poster designer, who created the Michelin man ‘Bibendum’ in his studio situated in Montmartre.
Jean-Pierre Babelon is a French historian. After obtaining his degree of archivist-palaeographer at l’École nationale des chartes, he was appointed Assistant Archivist in the Archives départementales de Seine-et-Oise and Project Manager in the château de Versailles while pursuing his studies at l’École du Louvre.
Jean-Pierre Babelon spent the most part of his career at the French National Archives before becoming Director General of the Public Establishment of the Museum and of Estate of the château de Versailles.
Elected member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) in 1992, he was responsible for the Conservation of the Musée Jacquemart-André and of the Chaalis Abbey.
In 2010, he worked with the Prince Louis de Bourbon for the reburial of the head of King Henry IV in the royal necropolis of the Basilica of Saint Denis (Basilique Saint-Denis). He is also the author of several historical books, including Henry IV, published by Fayard.
M. Jacques Perot
Jacques Perot is a French museum curator and historian. Former student of the lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, The John Fisher in Purley Schooll and the lycée Henri-IV, he obtainedhis degree of archivist-palaeographer at l’École nationale des chartes in 1970. His career leads him from archives to museums.
In 1980, on the proposal of Hubert Landais, he became curator of the Musée National du Château de Pau.
He develops an active policy of enrichment of public collections through history and the legend of Henri IV and tries to open the National Museum to the city and the region.
In May 1998, he was appointed director of the National Museum and National Estate of the Castle of Compiègne and the Musée national de la Coopération Franco-Américaine in the Castle of Blérancourt.
Since 2005, he is President of the Association Française pour la Protection des Archives Privées (AFPAP) and, since 2009, member of the Conseil supérieur des archives in which he chaired the French Committee on Private Archives. In 2012, Jacques Perot was appointed to the Office of the national commemorations Committee (mandate extended in 2013), Chairman of the Steering Committee of the castle of Valençay and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Museum of Art Gustave Fayet at Fontfroide. Since 2014, Jacques Perot is also vice-president of France patrimoine culturel immatériel, the association of French items on the lists of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO.