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A non-governmental public body

The Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou (CNAC-GP) is an établissement public national à caractère administratif (EPA) responsible to the ministry of Culture. An EPA is a public body to which the government has delegated, in whole or in part, the design and execution of a public policy. Benefitting from legal personality and financial autonomy, it receives a government grant that is supplemented from its own resources (admission charges, partnerships, sponsorship etc.); it recruits its own staff.


On the Centre Pompidou’s board sit government representatives, parliamentarians, the mayor of Paris, and other suitably qualified individuals, together with staff representatives.

The President of the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou has been chaired by Laurent Le Bon since 19 July 2021.


The President of the Centre Pompidou is appointed for a term of five years by the President of France on nomination by the ministry for Culture. The appointment is thereafter renewable twice for periods of three years. The President’s role is to conduct the policy of the institution in accordance with its statutory responsibilities and the guidelines laid down by the government.

The President has complete authority over all departments, divisions and services in all their fields of activity. He is ex officio president of the board of the Bibliothèque publique d’information (Bpi), a public body in its own right, and president of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Ircam), which is organised as a non-profit association. The President is also president of the board of Centre Pompidou-Metz.


The General Manager is appointed by decree of the minister for Culture on nomination by the President of France. He is responsible, under the authority of the minister, for the management and administration of the Centre Pompidou.

Julie Narbey has been General Manager of the Centre Pompidou since 2 May 2017.


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