Château de Montsoreau is a Renaissance style castle in the Loire Valley, directly built in the Loire riverbed. Constructed in 1455 as a fortress—immortalised in Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Lady of Montsoreau, and recently restored as a historic monument—the château has been listed by the French Ministry of Culture since 1862 for its architectural heritage and belongs to the regional Department of Maine-et-Loire. Located in the small market town of Montsoreau, close to Saumur, Chinon, Fontevraud-L'abbaye and Candes-Saint-Martin, the château commands an exceptional position at the confluence of two rivers, the Loire and the Vienne, and at the meeting point of three historic regions: Anjou, Poitou and Touraine.
In April 2016, the Château de Montsoreau became the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art, a private museum open to the public that houses the Philippe Méaille collection, the world's largest collection of works by the radical British conceptual artists, Art & Language, who has played an important role in the invention of conceptual art.
Preceding FIAC, Foire internationale d’art contemporain (18-21 October 2018) and a week after Frieze London (4-7 October 2018), Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art will set the scene from the 13-14 October 2018 for one of the most important closed-door event in the global art market.
Gathering together an exclusive group of 50 Heads of Private and Public Museums and Institutions as well as Corporate Collectors, this will serve as an excellent benchmarking platform to share ideas and discuss challenges through a series of
panel and roundtable discussions.
Our 2 days event will be coupled with post event guided tours exploring the finest Châteaux of the Loire-Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau, built during the Renaissance and discovering the Loire Wine heritage.
London’s current art scene is one of the world’s biggest, with an international reach that rivals—and arguably exceeds—that of hubs like New York and Paris.
London is not only seen as a financial center but also contemporary art’s European capital. It is now indisputably the base for collectors from the old contemporary art heartland of central Europe, and also, crucially, the new frontiers: Russia, Asia and the Middle East.
The thriving contemporary art scene in London with over 500+ Galleries and 60+ Art Museums and Institutions makes it an ideal location to host part two of our second edition for Evolving Cultures, Developing Collections.
Preceding TEFAF Maastricht (15-24 March 2019) and directly after The Armoury Show New York (7-10 March 2019), part two of our second edition for Evolving Cultures and Developing Collections will take center stage from the 12-13 March 2018 and will target 200-300 people from across the global art market.
As the first of our two-part series in France was created strictly as a closed-door event where only a selective group of companies will be allowed to sponsor and will have access to the 50 invited individuals, registration is now open online for all interested companies who wish to attend and sponsor this second part in London.