The Research Unit

Since 2009, the Esban has managed and run its own research unit : EPAC (Études et pratiques artistiques contemporaines / Contemporary Artistic Studies and Practises)

This unit presents itself as a co-ordinating structure for different programmes. It evaluates the pertinence of the cooperative projects, the conventions and the partnerships with art institutions (museums, art centres, FRAC), with other schools and with University research structures and organisations. It creates tenders for projects and coordinates all of the activities that are connected to research, such as study trips, exhibitions, study days and seminars. It is also responsible for the direction and monitoring of publications.


Composition of the Research Unit:


  • Annalisa Bertoni
  • Hubert Duprat
  • Natacha Pugnet
  • Jean-Marc Cerino
  • Maïder Fortuné
  • Arnaud Vasseux


  • Carré d’art Musée d’art contemporain
  • FRAC Occitanie-Montpellier
  • FID Marseille
  • Masters-pro Conservation, Gestion et Diffusion des Œuvres d’art des XXe et XXIe siècles de l’Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
  • Musée du Vieux-Nîmes