M. Jean Michel Tobelem

Associé professeur


Thèmes de recherche

Gestion des institutions culturelles Tourisme culturel Philanthropie Diplomatie culturelle

Responsabilités scientifiques



Jean-Michel Tobelem is the director of Option Culture (studies and research institute). He holds a PhD in management, is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, graduated in Public Law, and held a Lavoisier Fellowship from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A former member of the board of the INTERCOM committee of ICOM, he is the editor of several books, and director of the series « Cultural Management » at l’Harmattan.

Jean-Michel Tobelem is the author of « Musées et culture, le financement à l’américaine », « La gestion des institutions culturelles », and « Les bulles de Bilbao, les musées après Frank Gehry ».

He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Museum Management & Curatorship and the editor of a blog dealing with cultural management issues (www.option-culture.com).

Jean-Michel Tobelem is associated professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

He teaches also at the École du Louvre, as well as at other universities and business schools, in France and abroad.

He has lectured in several countries.