Art  faber was initiated by a collective of members from French and international economic, academic, and artistic spheres.

The list of its founding members is published in the work Affranchissements, Acting for the Advancement of Art Faber.

The project is operationally supported by the multidisciplinary and international team of the Arts & Business Lab. of EDMP/ Université Paris Panthéon Assas, in cooperation with partners from the economic, cultural, and academic worlds. Of course, contributions from other institutions and experts are also welcome.


Lourdes Arizpe : Co-president of the Art faber Collective, former Assistant Director- General of Culture at UNESCO, university full lchair professor, President emeritus of the International Social Science Council,former  President of the International Conference on the Status of Artists, former  President of the International Union of Anthropological Sciences, former Secretary General of the UN World Commission on Culture and Development.

Jérôme Duval Hamel :president of the Art faber Collective, former Senior Executive Vice-President and CEO of several companies in the industrial and cultural sectors,
university full chair  professor, Chairman of the Arts &; Business Lab. at Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas,  President of the Franco-German Committee for the Cultural Industries and of the Franco-German Prize for the Cultural Sectors.

Laurent Pfister:  Vice-president of the Art faber Collective, university full chair professor, Director of the “Artistic assets and the art market" master and the “Art valuation” diploma at Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas

Olivier Babeau: Vice-president  of the Art faber Collective, university full chair professor (Bordeaux), Chairman of Sapiens Institut  

The Scientific & Strategic Boards

C.Briat, Pr. M.Goletty, C.Pitiot,  Pr S. de St Marc, G.Maugis, P. Robert and O. Vigneaux are Heads of the Boards.