Beatrice Quette is curator of the Asian collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. She has been the curator or guest curator for multiple exhibitions on China in France as well as abroad: “De la Chine aux arts décoratifs” (“From China to the Decorative Arts,” MAD – Paris 2014-15), “Cloisonnés: Chinese enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties” (New York, Bard Graduate Center, 2011), “Imperial China, Splendor of the Qing dynasty” (Genève, 2014). She co-curated the exhibition “L’esprit du Bauhaus” (“The Bauhaus Spirit,” MAD – Paris, 2016) and is currently studying the influence of Japanese art on Western art in preparation for an upcoming exhibition entitled “Japon-Japonisme. 1867-2018. Résonances artistiques entre la France et la Japon” (“Japan and Japonism, 1867-2018, Artistic Dialogue between France and Japan”), which will open in Autumn 2018 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. She has published or contributed to many reference works and exhibition catalogues.
Béatrice Quette has taught Asian Art at the École du Louvre for over twenty years. She is also in charge of organizing cultural exchange programs with numerous institutions and schools in higher education.
Finally, she is a founding member of SFECO (Société française d’étude de la céramique orientale/ Oriental Ceramic Society of France), where she has served as president and where she continues to give lectures on a regular basis.