is a professor at the National museum of natural history, in Paris (France), and director of the Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation (CRC). CRC is a national research center carrying out researches for the preservation of museum collections and funded by the Ministry of Culture, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the National museum of natural history.
He was head of the conservation training program at the Sorbonne for 4 years.
Lavédrine has written many papers and six books on the preservation of photographs in French, English or Spanish. He has received many awards including the European prize for innovation, the Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
He is a member of the board of non-profit organizations and has been the coordinator of the photographic group and the treasurer of the conservation committee of the international council of museums (ICOM-CC).
Lavédrine was the coordinator of the European Commission funded project POPART: a research project for the preservation of plastic artifacts in museum collections, gathering 13 partners from 8 countries.