René-Jacques Mayer is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and has a degree in art history. In 1990, he joined the Louvre as a project manager for questions concerning the cultural economy and then joined the team responsible for piloting major public institutions at the Ministry of Culture, where he was in charge of establishments such as the Opéra National de Paris, the Opéra-Comique and the future François Mitterand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. In 1998, René-Jacques Mayer was appointed Secretary General of the Department of Performing Arts of the Ministry of Culture, and in 2004, Secretary General of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, in charge of ensuring the development of production and distribution. In March 2010, he was named Artistic Director of the Cité de la Céramique. He has also served as the President of Designer’s Days, the design festival in Paris, since 2012. René-Jacques took over as Head of the Camondo school in September 2015, succeeding Pascale Boulard.
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