|Name Julien Anfruns|
|Occupation Senior Civil Servant, Member of the Council of State (France)|
Website French Conseil d’Etat - Official website
Julien Anfruns is a Member of the Council of State (France) ('Conseil d'Etat'), Supreme Court Judge.
Between 2008 and May 2013, Julien Anfruns was the Director General of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). On the occasion of the 2010 World Expo (Expo 2010) in Shanghai, China, ICOM held its 22nd General Conference between 7 and 12 November, during which Julien Anfruns welcomed among others, the former President of France, Jacques Chirac, as well as the former President of Mali, Alpha Oumar Konaré.
Julien Anfruns was educated at the National School of Administration (École nationale d'administration, ENA) and EDHEC Business School. He was the Director of Administration, for Financial and Legal Affairs (C.F.O. and General Counsel) at the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) between 2005-2008, where he was involved in the strategic development of the Louvre both in France and abroad, notably for the project Louvre Abu Dhabi. He has also previously occupied several diplomatic posts including at the United Nations in New York, as well as in Finland and Estonia.
He is actively involved as a member of several think tank groups, including the Global Agenda Council on the Role of the Arts in Society for the World Economic Forum (Davos). In April 2013, he was nominated as a member to the French national commission of the European Heritage Label.
Julien Anfruns also engages in forums bringing together culture and business and participates on panels such as the Forum d'Avignon and is a member of the Nouveau Club de Paris, which supports Knowledge Economy. He served as a trustee for the European Museum Forum between January 2010 and February 2013. He is a member of the Advisory Board of EDHEC Business School.
International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)
Following the second World War (World War II), UNESCO adopted the Hague Convention (1954) creating rules to protect cultural goods during armed conflicts. This Convention was the first international treaty aimed at protecting Cultural heritage in the context of war and which highlighted the concept of Common heritage. The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) is stated in the protocol of the Hague Convention and was created as the equivalent for Heritage of what the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) represents for Humanitarian actions. ICBS incorporates museums and archives, audiovisual supports, libraries, and monuments and sites. It brings together the knowledge, experience and international networks of the following non-governmental organisations dealing with cultural heritage: ICA, International Council on Archives, ICOM, International Council of Museums, IFLA, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, ICOMOS, International Council on Monuments and Sites and CCAAA, Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations. Julien Anfruns was President of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) between 2009 and 2013.
Speeches and contributions
Julien Anfruns is invited to participate at many conferences and contributes on numerous to several international projects. His most recent contributions: