Training Tomorrow’s Leaders in Preservation

Over the years, we have developed partnerships with prestigious schools and universities in both countries.

Education has always been a primary focus. It is essential to allow students to experience cultural treasures through hands-on internships that help preserve historic châteaux, plantations and gardens or through working in museums and cultural institutions that train the professionals of tomorrow. Our Educational Program gives American and French students from prestigious schools institutions the opportunity to develop cultural exchanges and have valuable professional experiences in the fields of architecture, cultural management, art history, preservation and horticulture.

In 2016 new partnerships were established, including with with the prestigious Ecole Nationale des Chartres, which trains archivists for museums, archives and reseach. Our new host institutions were Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the Musée de la Dentelle (Lace Museum) in Chantilly and the Musée Sandelin  in Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais).

For the summer of 2017 we are proud to organize 35-40 internships with stipends for American and French students. We will inaugurate new partnerships with the Musée d’Orsay (Paris), the Château de Chambord (Loir-et-Cher), the Château de Villandry (Indre-et-Loir), the Saint-Omer Library (Pas-de-Calais) and in New York City with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection and the Fashion Institute of Technology.


Prestigious Schools 

In France

  • Ecole du Louvre
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles
  • Institut National du Patrimoine
  • Ecole Nationale des Chartres

 In the United States

  • Bard Graduate Center
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Smith College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Florida
  • Yale University

Exceptional Host Institutions:

In France

  • Châteaux and Museums
  • Château de Chantilly (Oise)
  • Château de Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne)
  • Château de Gizeux (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Montréal (Lot)
  • Château de Verteuil (Charentes)
  • Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris)
  • Musée Carnavalet (Paris)
  • Musée de la Dentelle (Chantilly)
  • Musée Galliera (Paris)
  • Musée du Louvre (Paris)
  • Musée Picasso (Paris)
  • Musée Sandelin (Saint-Omer)

In the United States

  • Historic Sites and Museums
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (NY)
  • Fine Arts Musuem of Boston (MA)
  • Historic New England (MA)
  • Historic New Orleans Collection (LA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Laura Plantation (LA)
  • Louisiana State Museum (LA)
  • Lyndhurst (NY)
  • Preservation Society of Newport (RI)
  • World War II Museum (LA)

Horticulture (France)

  • Château d’Acquigny (Eure)
  • Château de Brécy (Calvados)
  • Château de La Bourdaisière (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Sasnières (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Valmer (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Vauville (Cotentin)
  • Potager du Roi (Yvelines)

Horticulture (US)

  • Chicago Botanic Garden (IL)
  • Magnolia Garden (SC)
  • Middleton Place (SC)
  • Old Westbury Garden (NY)
  • Saint Anthony’s Garden (LA)


The Alumni Group of the Student Exchange Program was created to form an educational, and soon, professional network between the US and France in the field of heritage preservation, art history, etc.

Alumni of French Heritage Society Student Exchange Program

Career Opportunities Open Up for Intern

     Agathe Albi Gervy, from the Ecole du Louvre, interned at Historic New England in Boston

For further information about FHS’ educational programs and/or to submit an application, please contact:

Inès Sauzet-Fontanel
Tel: (33) 1 40 70 07 57