President, Guimet National Museum of Asian Art (Musée Guimet), Paris
Special areas of interest/research: Chinese and Central Asian Buddhist art, Chinese painting
Jacques Giès is President of the Musée Guimet in Paris. Being at the same time a curator at the museum, he is in charge of the Department of the Arts of China and Central Asia. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including a large display on Taoism in 2010. In addition, Giès has frequently taught at universities. He became the Musée Guimet’s Chief Conservator in 1993 and was subsequently in charge of newly installing several galleries.
Giès, Jacques (ed.), La Voie du Tao, un autre chemin de l’être. Catalogue of the exhibition at the National Gallery of the Grand Palais, Paris, 2010.
Cohen, M.; Giès, Jacques (eds.), Sérinde, Terre de Bouddha: Dix siècles d’art sur la Route de la soie. Catalogue of the exhibition at the National Gallery of the Grand Palais, Paris 1995.
Giès, Jacques (author & al., editor), Les arts de l’Asie centrale : La collection Pelliot du Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, 2 vols., Paris 1995-1996.