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Divisions and departments

The National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou (CNAC-GP) consists of two departments, nine divisions and the Accounting Agency.

Like the Director General, division directors are first proposed by the President of the Centre before being appointed by order of the Minister for Culture. The other directors, like all the staff of the establishment, are appointed by the President of the Centre. 

The National Museum of Modern Art / Industrial Design Center


A department of the National Museum of Modern Art, the roles of the Industrial Design Centre are as follows:

  • inventory, conserve, restore, enhance, present to the public and showcase the art collections in the custody of the Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, in the fields of visual arts, graphic arts, photography, experimental film, new media, industrial design, design and architecture from the early 20th Century, these collections also include the documentary base and archives concerning them;
  • present to the public, in all places, any event designed to disseminate and deepen knowledge of Art since the early 20th Century;
  • to promote contemporary creation in all its forms.


The functions of the department of the Mnam/Cci include:

  • the conservation of visual art collections, organised in eight departments: modern collections, contemporary collections, contemporary and prospective, graphic arts, photography, experimental film, new media and the restoration of works;
  • the industrial design department, which includes architecture, industrial and prospective design;
  • the Kandinsky Library department – the research and documentation centre of the National Museum of Modern Art – the Industrial Design Centre, which includes a reading room also open to researchers in the history of 20th Century art;
  • the collections department, under the joint authority of the production division.

Note that the staff of the restoration of works and collections department in part carries out its tasks within the reserves, located outside the main Centre Pompidou building.

The museum department provides the secretariat for the acquisitions committee and the secretariat of the committee on loans and deposits, and the curators concerned with hanging works from the collection and temporary exhibitions.

The department culture and creation


The Department culture and creation is responsible for:

  • participating, in all ways, in the enrichment and dissemination of contemporary art in all its forms as a reflection on issues affecting society and contemporary culture;
  • presenting to the public, in all places, any event within its mission, particularly in the fields of the performing arts, cinema and audiovisual promotion of emerging art forms, reflection on the major changes in art and culture.



The Dcc consists of:

  • the spoken word department;
  • the film department;
  • the live performance department.

The public division

Missions :

The public division trains the audiences of tomorrow through educational activities and special programming for children, adolescents and young adults in order to:

  • retain visitors and search for new audiences, through development actions, appropriate pricing policy, and promote access for the disabled and disadvantaged;
  • provide the general public with written, oral and multimedia resources offering a better understanding of the Centre's programming and its collection;
  • welcome, guide and inform the Centre's visitors and monitor the works in the Museum's exhibition galleries and spaces;
  • contribute to a better public understanding of the Centre through regular surveys.



The management consists of four departments:

  • the educational and youth programming department;
  • the public development department;
  • the public services department;
  • The public reception department.

The building and security division


The building and security division is responsible for the safety of persons and property, especially art works around the clock. The division ensures the smooth operation of the building and adjoining premises and technical installations. As such it is responsible for work, maintenance, upkeep, furniture and signage.



The building and security division consists of three departments:

  • the building department;
  • the security department;
  • the general resources department.

The department of communication and digital technologies


The department of communication and digital technologies presents and implements the communication strategy and the image policy of the Centre Pompidou, both in France and internationally. As such, it is responsible for the visual identity of the establishment, organises events and promotes all Centre Pompidou operations and activities. It also produces or organises the production of printed and digital communication destined for the media, the general public and opinion leaders. The department is at the heart of digital considerations, managing the Centre Pompidou Intranet and Internet sites, its online magazine and organising the different social networks on a daily basis. Lastly, it establishes media partnerships, organises the reception of personalities and internal communication with all operators. 



The department of communication and digital technologies breaks down into 6:

  • the digital department;
  • the public relations department;
  • the image and editorial unit;
  • the press unit;
  • the media partnerships unit;
  • the internal communication unit;
  • the management unit.

The economic and international development division


The economic and international development division (Ddei) participates in the design and steers the implementation of the Centre Pompidou's strategy for developing resources in France and around the world (opportunities for international partnerships and travelling exhibitions, consulting and cultural engineering, patronage and philanthropy, corporate and brand relations, privatisation of spaces).



The Ddei consists of three units:

  • the international development department;
  • the sponsorship, partnerships and consultancy department;
  • the department for the privatisation of spaces. 

The publications division


The publications division is responsible for publishing books in the fields of intervention of the Centre Pompidou and the realisation of products.  It defines the dissemination policy of these productions and provides editorial responsibility for the institution's website.



The publications division consists of four departments and two units:

  • publishing department;
  • iconography and rights management department;
  • commercial department;
  • multimedia department;
  • administrative and financial management unit;
  • manufacturing unit.

The legal and financial division


The legal and financial division outlines the budget and control its execution. It is responsible for all financial matters under the authorised financial officials. It leads on public procurement policy and as such plays an analytical and advisory role to departments during procurement. It manages the network of budgetary correspondents and market correspondents in the departments. It also provides the secretariat for tenders, the treatment of legal issues and an advisory and analytical role, particularly in respect of litigation. It is responsible for archiving policy within the institution.



The legal and financial division consists of:

  • the public procurement department;
  • the finance and management control department;
  • the legal and archive department.

The productions division


The productions division is responsible for the production of the Centre's artistic and cultural activities, designed and programmed by the departments, the public division and partner organisations. It is responsible for the design and technical realisation of these demonstrations, exhibition spaces and common areas. It oversees the reception and organisation of logistical and technical events that take place in theatres and cinemas, as well as on the Piazza. It establishes and manages the budgets and contracts. It manages the institution’s mission expenses.



The productions division consists of eight departments:

  • the architecture and museum productions department
  • the works management department
  • the audiovisual department
  • the workshops and technical resources department
  • the events department
  • the administrative and financial department
  • the premises management department
  • the collections department (under the joint supervision of Mnam/Cci)

The human resources division


The HR division is responsible for outlining and implementing human resources policy at the Centre Pompidou. To this end it manages processes related to recruitment, career development and continuing professional development. It supports personnel administration including payroll transactions. It is responsible for preventive medicine, the application of health and safety and social welfare policy for staff. Finally, it coordinates social relations and provides the secretariat for staff representative bodies.



The human resources division consists of:

  • the personnel department;
  • the careers and training department;
  • the preventive medicine department;
  • the social relations unit.

The information and telecommunications systems division


The information and telecommunications systems division is responsible for the development and cohesion of the Centre's information systems. As such, it assists users in defining their functional needs, proposes and implements IT solutions, installs and maintains computer equipment and networks.



The information and telecommunications systems division consists of:

  • the research and development department;
  • the network exploitation department.

The agency accountant


The accounting department is responsible for all operations of receipt of resources, payment of expenses, maintenance of accounts of the institution, including the production of the financial account, including its Annexes, Banking thereto, of managing its liquidity and the balance sheet presentation. It provides an advisory role to the Authorising Officer in the areas of its competence.



The accounting firm consists of a central service fund and the following sections:

  • accounting;
  • expenses;
  • pay;
  • revenues.