DR. CLAIRE BRIZON
Claire Brizon is an art historian and museologist. From 2005 to 2016 she was part of the design team of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, in particular for the selection and documentation of the Oceanic ethnography collections. From 2016 to 2021, she was a researcher in the Exotic? project at the University of Bern under the direction of Prof. Noémie Etienne. She is also in charge of research on ethnographic collections at the Musée cantonal d’archéologie et d’histoire in Lausanne.
Involved in associations, she has been vice-president of the Swiss Association for Provenance Research since its creation in 2020. Within this framework, she is coordinating the writing of the brochure Provenance Research in Museums II. Norms and Standards - Recommendations of the Association of Swiss Museums (AMS) 2022, entitled Collections in Colonial Contexts. Basic concepts and introduction to practice (to be published in the first quarter of 2022).
Specialising in provenance research for non-European collections, she traces their origins through numerous archival documents held in Switzerland, France, Italy and other European countries.