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Anaïs is the founder and managing director of Culture Connect. 

Prior to this, Anaïs was Head of International Initiatives at the V&A where she led the Museum’s international strategy and was responsible for major international partnerships in particular with a business development focus. She launched the first V&A international training course (ITC) in November 2014 and grew it into a full professional training programme.

She also worked as Project Director for the Shekou Project, a pioneering collaboration between the V&A and China Merchants Group to support their plan to set up a new design museum, Design Society, in Shenzhen which includes a new V&A gallery. Anaïs worked in particular on the conception of the partnership, contract negotiation, set-up of the project team and oversaw the delivery phase until July 2017. Before joining the V&A, Anaïs worked for six years at the British Museum on income generating and international activities. She was previously consultant at Ernst & Young (Government services and financial auditing) in Paris and worked at Lincoln Center in New York. Since 2009, Anaïs is also the general secretary of the Bizot Group and since 2015 the co-chair of the Network for Change (N4C). Anaïs is also on the board of the Bomb Factory Art Foundation, which promotes community engagement with contemporary art by merging artist studio spaces with public exhibition and learning spaces.

Among Culture Connect’s current assignments, Anaïs is working as ReACH Project Director and as such is responsible for strategically overseeing and monitoring the ReACH initiative on behalf of the V&A. 

Anaïs graduated from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo). She was awarded a graduate certificate in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2011 and completed her MA in History of Art and Architecture in 2013.