French American Museum Exchange (FRAME) French American Museum Exchange (FRAME)

French American Museum Exchange (FRAME)

FRench American Museum Exchange is a consortium of major museums in France and North America that cultivate cultural exchange and collaboration.

Cultivating Cultural Alliances

French American Museum Exchange (FRAME)

FRench American Museum Exchange (FRAME) was established in 1999 with a vision of cultural diplomacy through museum exchanges. It was founded with eighteen member museums across France and North America and is currently a consortium of 32 museums. Through this intercontinental network, FRAME fosters partnerships between institutions through remote and in-person gatherings to develop unique exhibitions, host professional exchanges among museum staff, offer multifaceted public education programs, and to engage member professionals in scholarly dialogue. Additionally, FRAME hosts an Annual Conference each fall and a number of other in-person convenings to bring together representatives from both sides of the Atlantic for in-person gatherings year-round. As the only global network of its kind, FRAME has proven to be a highly productive collaboration that embodies a true and mutually beneficial cultural alliance that transcends distance and politics.

GRoW Support


Exhibition - Joseph Cornell and Surrealism


Exhibition - Caravaggio and His European Followers


Project - "Adam and Eve" Paintings Exchange


Exhibition - "Starting from Scratch: American and European Art in the aftermath of World War II (1945-1950)" - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in Lyon, France


Project - FRAME Membership Expansion


Project - FRAME Membership Expansion


Project - FRAME Membership Expansion


General Operating Support