After handling communications for the international architecture tender for the Triangle de la Folie at La Défense (winning project, The Tower Without End by Jean Nouvel), following which she organised press relations for and coordinated the inauguration of the Grande Arche de la Défense, in 1990 Claudine Colin set up her own consultancy, Claudine Colin Communication, specialising in press relations for cultural events in architecture and urban planning, modern and contemporary arts, fine art, design and decorative arts, history and civilisation, heritage and photography.
Prior to this, from 1981 to 1988, Claudine Colin was in charge of public and press relations for the Institut Français d'Architecture, where she worked alongside the institute's directors to promote architecture in the mainstream media. From 1978 to 1981 she was involved in visitor relations at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
The agency currently employs 15 full-time staff, all with specialist knowledge in their field, and recruits additional staff for specific assignments. In addition to French and English, spoken by the entire team, German, Italian, Portuguese,Spanish and Polish are also spoken.
Claudine Colin is assisted by:
Anne-Sophie Decronumbourg, Events Coordination and Logistics Director, joined the agency in October 1990. She is a graduate of ISTEC (Institute of Technical Science and Business Economics) in Paris.
Léa Levkovetz, Strategy and Development Manager, joined the agency in January 2010. She holds a degree in Tourism and Culture from the University of Cergy and a Master in Corporate Communication and Marketing from the University of Paris XIII.
Anne Monéger-Laval, Deputy Manager in charge of press relations and media partnerships. Between 2000 and 2011 she was the Press Officer and then Manager for Press Relations at the agency. She holds a degree in press and communication from the Institut Français de Presse in Paris.
Christelle Maureau, Press Officer, joined the agency in May 2008. She has a Masters in Plastic Arts from the University of Paris I.
Pénélope Ponchelet, Press Officer, joined the agency in June 2011. She hold a degree in Art History from the Sorbonne.
Diane Junqua, Press Officer, joined the agency in July 2012. Doctor in Art History – University of Berlin and Doctor in communication – University of Paris I Sorbonne.
Marika Bekier, Press Officer, joined the agency in February 2013. Master in Cultural Project management.
Caroline Vaisson, Press Officer, joined the agency in February 2013. Master in communication and journalism.
Avril Boisneault, Press Officer, joined the agency in April 2013 – Master in Cultural Projects management.
Dimitri Besse, Press Officer, joined the agency in November 2013.
Master in Communication management, University of Lille.
Marine Le Bris, Press Officer, joined the agency in January 2014
Master in Cultural Project management, EAC, Paris.
Thomas Lozinski, Press Officer, joined the agency in March 2014
Master in Cultural Project management, Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle.
Camille Vantrou, Communication manager, media strategy and partnerships, joined the agency in February 2014.
Degree in American literature and Master in cultural communication, Paris VII.
Dereen O’Sullivan, Press Officer, joined the agency in August 2014.
Master of Modern and Contemporary Art : History, Curating and Art Criticism, University of Edinburgh
Lola Véniel, Press Officer, joined the agency in August 2015. Master in Cultural Project management, Master in French Literature, Licence 3 Spanish Literature, Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle.