The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is among the largest and most-visited museums in the world with a collection spanning 5,000 years of world history and over 7 million annual visitors and 34 million annual web users. The Met seeks to engage a diverse global audience through the depth and breadth of its collection, an ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, and education programs. As a leading arts institution The Met strives to be a center of community, where all are welcome, and anyone can find their place. Critical to The Met’s priorities is the care and safekeeping of our encyclopedic collection. Established in 2004, The Met’s Department of Scientific Research (DSR) has become a leader in scientific research on cultural heritage and is at the forefront of biomolecular analysis of art. The unique expertise and instrumentation available in the DSR are unmatched by any other cultural institution.

Université de Bordeaux

With more 54,000 students, 3,200 researchers and teachers, and 2,800 staff members, the University of Bordeaux is one of the leading French public research and higher education institutions, located in a dynamic and culturally rich, fast-developing region.

Ranked among the top universities in France, the University of Bordeaux is renowned for the quality of its academic courses and research. It is a multi-disciplinary, research-focused institution with a strong ambition to develop as a leading, international campus. The University of Bordeaux is leading an ambitious, competitive development program in partnership with local higher education institutes and national research organizations, in order to promote Bordeaux as a “Campus of Excellence”.


The CNRS is one of the most recognised and renowned public research institutions in the world. For more than 80 years, it has continued to attract talent at the highest level and to nurture multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects at the national, European and international levels. Geared towards the public interest, it contributes to the scientific, economic, social and cultural progress of France. The CNRS is above all 32,000 women and men, more than 1,000 laboratories in partnership with universities and other higher education institutions bringing together more than 120,000 employees and 200 professions that advance knowledge by exploring the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies. The CNRS ensures that this mission is carried out in compliance with ethical rules and with a commitment to professional equality. The close relationship it establishes between its research missions and the transfer of acquired knowledge to the public makes it today a key player in innovation in France and around the world. Partnerships with companies are at the heart of its technology transfer policy, and the start-ups that have emerged from CNRS laboratories bear witness to the economic potential of its research. The CNRS provides also access to research findings and data, and this sharing of knowledge targets many audiences: scientific communities, the media, decision-makers, economic players and the general public.