- Christine ATHENOR
Archaeologist and art historian by initial training, Christine Athenor is the founder of the international association HS_Projets, which initiates the Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, FITE, in co-production with the City of Clermont-Ferrand and the Bargoin Museum. After a three-year stay in Madagascar, where she participated in the development of the Department of Art History of the University of Antananarivo, she collaborated in the scientific project of the Confluences Museum of Lyon for seven years as head of collections for the Africa, Oceania and the Near East. She created Galerie 7 Showroom with Thomas Leveugle, who promotes the work of textile designers and artists working in different parts of the world all year long.
- Thomas LEVEUGLE
Thomas Leveugle is an art historian of Africa by initial training and member of the association HS_Projets, holder of the Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, FITE. His academic and professional background led him to offer courses and conferences that rely on the presentation of objects. He develops FITE collaborative and urban workshops. He is the curator of exhibitions and co-curator of FITE exhibitions. He created Showroom Galerie 7 with Christine Athenor, who promotes the work of textile designers and artists working in different parts of the world all year long