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Annie and Gabriel Verger’s Biographical Dictionary of the Residents of the French Academy in Rome gathers information on all the practitioners sent to Italy by the French State from 1666, when the government of Louis XIV established the Prix de Rome competition, until its abolition in 1968. Despite changes in political regimes, aesthetic theories, and production conditions, artists, architects and musicians kept on going to Rome—and they continued to come even after the modalities of the recruitment changed in 1968, so much so that the French Academy of Rome celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2016. This continuity is at the very heart of the Vergers’ study.

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This project has been funded by Artl@s, in the frame of the Labex TransferS.

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