Clémence Cottard Hachem
Head of Collections at The Arab Image Foundation
Clémence Cottard Hachem is the Head of Collections at the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut. She holds an M. A. in Fine Arts, Philosophy of Art from the University of Paris I La Sorbonne and an M.A. in Curatorial Studies and Art Criticism from the USJ.
Specialized in 19th-century’s photographic techniques, her research focuses on the reception of images produced at that time. While working on issues related to digitization and reproductivity of such photographic materials, Cottard extended her scope of research to digital practices and digital imagery in cultural institutions.
Cottard has collaborated with museums in France such as the Grand Palais or the Jeu de Paume and she is, since 2012, devoted to conserving and studying private and institutional Lebanese photographic collections such as the Fouad Debbas Collection. Co-founder of Nabû in 2014, she develops digitial tools adapted to the promotion of culture and heritage.