In order to prepare its opening to the public at the begenning of 2019, the association that will be in charge of operating the Cité de l’économie et de la monnaie (Citéco) is taking shape with the appointment and arrival of its Director Philippe Gineste.

Philippe Gineste, a trained historian, has an experience of over 20 years in the management of cultural institutions. He was the Director of the Parc aux étoiles in the Yvelines from 2003 to 2011 and Director of the Vaisseau in Strasbourg from 2011 to 2017. Thanks to these experiences, he has acquired a strong expertise in the management of interactive, educational and cultural institutions. He emphasises the role of games as a driving force for learning, with the public at the heart of the educational approach.

With the arrival of Philippe Gineste, the opening of Citéco is coming into focus. It is expected to welcome its first testing visitors at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.

Question to Philippe Gineste: why did you choose Citéco?

"It’s the story of an encounter. An encounter between a remarkable project in a building of great architectural quality, and my career path which is marked by my commitment to scientific culture and the transmission of knowledge. With Citéco, we have the opportunity of setting up an institution that puts the economy, even more so than today, within the cultural and educational realm of the public. As a place for encounters, discoveries, games and exchanges, which also showcases splendid collections, this interactive museum aims to offer a unique visitor experience. It’s a wonderful challenge that I could only accept."


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Published on 06 December 2017. Updated on 12 September 2019