Institut de France

The Institut de France is a scientific association in France with headquarters at the Collège des Quatre Nations in Paris. It was founded after the dissolution of the royal academies during the French Revolution in 1795 as the Institut National des Sciences et Arts as the umbrella organization and the supreme organ of the new, now state academies and combines today the five organizations listed below:

  • Académie Française (founded in 1634 by Richelieu)
  • (1648 founded as Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, renamed several times, founded in 1803 new) Académie des Beaux -Arts
  • Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres ( 1663 emerged as the " Petite Academy " from the Académie française )
  • (Founded in 1666 as a Royal Academy ) Academy of Sciences
  • Académie des sciences morales et politiques (1832 based)

At the head of the Institut de France stands as President of the Rector of the Académie française.

The Institut de France is funded by private companies and individuals and are annual publications by the academies and scientific societies out. Special care is given to the science and natural history research by the Collège de France and the Muséum national d' histoire naturelle.

The Institute de France gives numerous awards, including the Osiris Prize, the D' Animale Prize and the Jaffe price.

Heritage of the Institut de France and the connected Academies

The Institut de France and its affiliated colleges manage the following foundations:

  • Institut de France: since 1884, the Foundation d' Aumale: Chantilly Castle with its domain, the " Musée Condé ," and the " Musée Vivant du Cheval " in Chantilly
  • Since 1904, the Foundation Siegfried: Langeais Castle in Langeais
  • Since 1905, the Foundation Dosne - Thiers: mansion Dosne - Thiers and his library in Paris
  • Since 1912, the Foundation Jacquemart -André: Hôtel particulier Jacquemart -André Museum in Paris and the eponymous
  • Since 1912, the Foundation Jacquemart -André: Abbaye royale de Chaalis, and their domain in Fontaine- Chaalis
  • Since 1919, the Foundation Edmond de Rothschild: House of the Institut de France in London ( destroyed in WW2 and a resident since 1952 at a different address in London)
  • Since 1928, the Foundation Astor: Manoir, and domain Kerazan in Benodet
  • Since 1928, the Foundation Théodore Reinach Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu- sur -Mer
  • Since 1997, the Foundation André Bussinger: Castle Braux -Sainte- Cohière in Braux -Sainte- Cohière
  • Since 1985, the Foundation Duke and Duchess of Castries: Castle Castries Castries (Hérault )
  • Since 1932, the Foundation Paul Marmottan Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, Bibliothèque Marmottan in Boulogne- Billancourt
  • Since 1934, the Foundation Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint -Jean- Cap- Ferrat
  • Since 1966, the Foundation Claude Monet: Claude Monet House in Giverny
  • Since 1897, the Foundation Antoine d' Abbadie Castle Abbadie, Hendaye
  • Since 1992, the Foundation Louis Pasteur House: House of Louis Pasteur in Arbois (Jura)