Since 2003 in particular, the CIC has developed a partnership policy aimed at promoting classical music and heritage conservation activities. As a major partner of the Musée de l’Armée, the CIC has financed the restoration of the 17th century wall paintings which decorate the former refectory in the North-West of the Hôtel National des Invalides, the renovation of the glass on its dome, and has supported its cultural and historical events.
It is therefore supporting the Churchill - de Gaulle exhibition and will support all such exhibitions until the end of 2018. The CIC is proud to be associated with these exhibitions, which are ambitious, educational and accessible to all. Its intention is to make a wider public, in particular the younger generations, aware that knowledge of the past is a resource from which everyone can derive better confidence in the future.
Bell & Ross has always been passionate about military history, in particular aviation, as timekeeping is one of the key elements of navigation. Our collections illustrate the unique parallel between the story of aeronautics and the story of clocks. Bell & Ross has commemorated the two world wars by creating two new watch models. The first celebrates the centenary of the Great War, saluting the memory of a hero of French aviation, Captain Georges Guynemer. The second commemorates the Second World War, evoking the memory of the air forces involved in the conflict. Each of these vintage watches bears the roundel of the air force on its dial. Roundels were the symbols used on the wings and fuselage of military aircraft at the time, which through this collection pay tribute to the heroes of the past. As a reflection of these values, Bell & Ross is proud to be associated with this exhibition dedicated to two great men of the 20th century: Churchill and de Gaulle.
Moët Hennessy, the wines and spirits division of LVMH, the world number 1 luxury goods group, sponsors a number of high-quality programmes designed to protect and enrich cultural and historic heritage in France and worldwide. This support is evidence of Moët Hennessy’s wish to create shared experiences in which we reflect on the past and consider the future. Having already sponsored the Fondation Charles de Gaulle for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China, Moët Hennessy is delighted to once again offer its support as a sponsor of the Churchill - de Gaulle exhibition. We pledge our common values of freedom, leadership and entrepreneurship to this historical testimony.
EDF Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the UK market. It is the largest producer of carbon-efficient electricity and supplies a fifth of the electricity consumed in the UK, thanks to its nuclear power plants, wind farms and coal and gas stations. EDF Energy supplies gas and energy to 6 million businesses and households. Its totally safe operation of eight nuclear power plants in the country has made EDF Energy the leading producer of low-carbon energy in the United Kingdom. EDF Energy is a subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of the European energy market leaders.
The Churchill Archives Centre, part of Churchill College in Cambridge, was built in 1973 in order to conserve Sir Winston Churchill’s archives - some 3,000 boxes of letters and documents, covering the period of his childhood, plus his famous war speeches and his works that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is a documentary archive of incomparable value.
Sir Winston Churchill’s archives, the “Churchill Papers”, have also served as an inspiration and starting point for an even greater project: the creation of a group of diverse, varied archives from Churchill’s time to the present day. These archives therefore cover a period of history in which Sir Winston played a public role, and include his opinions on the events of his time. Today, the Churchill Archives Centre stores the papers of nearly 600 important personalities, a number that continues to grow: alongside Winston Churchill’s contemporaries, including his friends and members of his family, it holds the archives of eminent political, military and scientific figures such as Margaret Thatcher, Ernest Bevin, John Major, Neil Kinnock, Admiral Ramsay, Field Marshall Slim, Frank Whittle and Rosalind Franklin.
Opened in 1970 in the Hôtel National des Invalides, the Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération, which has recently undergone significant renovation, tells the story of the Companions of the Liberation. Charles de Gaulle, founder and Grand Master of the Order, occupies a central place in the museum, which undoubtedly owns the largest collection of historic objects belonging to him. The permanent exhibition (1,200 sq m containing 2,000 items and documents) is divided into three areas - Free France, Internal Resistance, Deportation - illustrating the journey taken by the Compagnons, the first Resistance fighters. General de Gaulle made Winston Churchill one of his compagnons and the museum was naturally keen to be involved in the combined destinies of these two exceptional men, brought together once more in the Churchill - de Gaulle exhibition at the Musée de l’Armée.
L’Établissement de communication et de production audiovisuelle de la Défense (ECPAD) is the communications and audiovisual production agency for the Ministry of Defence. The descendant of the first Army photographic and cinematographic Sections, created in 1915, it holds some exceptional audiovisual and photographic archive collections, over 10 million negatives and 30,000 films. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence, the ECPAD produces photographic reports and films all over the world, to promote a better understanding of current Defence issues. ECPAD contributes to historical legacy by maintaining the Ministry of Defence’s audiovisual archives and reinforcing the spirit of Defence.
ECPAD’s reporting teams are permanently on stand by to obtain first-hand accounts in real time of our army’s engagements in all its theatres of operation. Their work is made immediately available to the French and foreign media, and used in newspapers and news magazines. ECPAD is also a cultural operator, offering a complete range of DVDs, books and photos to professionals and individuals.
The INA exhibits the record of the Appeal of 22 June 1940 for the first time To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death, the French Audiovisual Institute INA, a loyal partner of the Musée de l’Armée, was naturally involved in the new Churchill - de Gaulle exhibition. In line with its policy of maintaining archives for educational and cultural purposes, the Institute was naturally involved in this double commemoration, showing through its archives the regard which the French media at the time (Actualités Françaises and ORTF) had for Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, particularly during the war. These sounds and images, representing speeches, reports, television or radio broadcasts, magazines or film reels, help us to understand the complexity of the relationship between these two political giants. INA has kept back a world-first for visitors to the exhibition: the radiophonic record of the Appeal of 22 June 1940, listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register and never before shown to the public.
The French Audiovisual Institute was founded in 1975 and is a public body highly committed to the 21st century which collects and conserves 80 years of radio broadcasts and 70 years of television programmes that together form our collective memory. By valuing and giving meaning to its collections, it is able to share them with a wide public in France and abroad.
With the support of
CEvery Wednesday, Figaroscope - the culture & lifestyle cityguide of Le Figaro - selects the not-to-be-missed cultural events of the week for its readers in Paris and Île-de-France.
It contains a host of secret, unusual addresses, along with expert reviews. On the first Wednesday of every month, it also publishes the Editor’s food choices, an essential guide for all gourmet food lovers! Figaroscope is also available on your digital device. Discover the new mobile app, the solution that means you will never be short of inspiration. A complete diary for Paris, in your pocket, wherever you are! Figaroscope is delighted to be associated with the Musée de l’Armée’s Churchill - de Gaulle exhibition, from 10 April to 26 July.
Metronews is a free news information service for France, which publishes a daily paper, a website, and mobile and tablet apps. A total of 11 million people use the various media offered by Metronews every month (Audipresse Brand One global / One 2013-2014 / Médiamétrie MNR-PIM October 2014). Metronews is also the 2nd most used news app in France. It has 2,334,000 readers every day (LNM 15+ - ONE 2013-2014). Metro France is 100% owned by TF1.
Founded in 1978, L’Histoire magazine’s intention is to provide “a permanent resource of information for everyone involved in historical research”. Targeted at a wide, well-informed readership, L’Histoire aims to bring the most recent university research to the attention of the general public. A large section of L’Histoire is devoted to current news, including research of course, but also publishing, exhibitions, media and web. All the key information needed to understand topical debates and controversies can be found in its pages. Every month, L’Histoire also publishes a major report, updating and discussing issues with leading experts in France and elsewhere, with commented illustrations, maps, chronologies, glossaries and bibliographies.
Every year, France Culture lends its support to a number of high-quality cultural events. A truly unique media player since its launch in December 1963, France Culture has never enjoyed such an audience and influence as it does today. In addition to the radio station, which attracts over 1 million listeners every day, and its podcasts (over 8 million downloaded every month), France Culture is continually surprising and evolving. Find out all the latest cultural news with Marc Voinchet’s Les Matins, Emmanuel Laurentin’s La fabrique de l’Histoire, Caroline Broué’s La Grande Table, Laurent Goumarre’s Le RenDez-Vous, and Arnaud Laporte’s La Dispute. Hear everything, learn everything, franceculture.fr
France Info, the radio station of the Radio France group, directed by Laurent Guimier, is a global public information service. From the early days of the radio station to the latest social media, an editorial team of 160 journalists has focused on two objectives: being the best possible sources of information and offering in real time the key information needed to understand topical issues. Reports, guests and expert analysis are broadcast live 365 days a year on the station and its digital channels. France Info, the info reflex.