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Research Partners

Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles

 ©  Christian Milet, Château de Versailles

The mission of the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles (CRCV) is to conduct and support research, in particular concerning the 17th and 18th centuries, on the court of Versailles and other European seats of power. This center for multidisciplinary and international exchange encourages new research and supports students and professionals in their projects.

All aspects of the culture of the French court are studied at the CRCV, including the structure and function of curial institutions, the history of ideas, the development of the arts and sciences, the conception of the palace and gardens and rites and ceremony, all fertile fields for the fundamental, comparative and applied research conducted and supported by the center.

The collaboration between the CRCV Paris College of Art allows students to access the research tools of the CRCV and provides guidance and support for their research. Paris College of Art students are eligible to apply for a two-month summer internship at the CRCV.

Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

 © Unversité Paris 1

In 2011, the Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) “Arts – Créations – Théories – Esthétiques” (ACTE) and Paris College of Art joined into a collaboration with the Université of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the semiotics of art and design research division of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) to develop a variety of scientific projects.

Laying the groundwork for this partnership, Bernard Darras (Paris 1) edited the third volume of "Collection" focusing on the connections between art and design and semiotics. On the horizon for the 2011-12 academic year is the Ateliers de la Recherche en Design ARD 7 in Tunis with the participation of the École Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques du Design (ESSTED).

Through this partnership, our students will have access to one of the most prestigious research facilities in social science, art and design in France. Students will have the opportunity to receive guidance and support for the research and development of their theses, as well as, attend seminars and conferences.

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