Director of the National Institute of Arts and Crafts, Ministry of Culture, Paris, France
Mr. Pascal Leclercq received his Masters and Post-Graduate Diploma from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies). He taught sociology at Lille University (1970-1971), at Beyrouth University, Lebanon (1973-1975), and at Paris-Nanterre (1976-1977).
He was then appointed senior executive at the National Audiovisual Institute (1977-1980), and then Director of Training (1980-1983) in charge of Cinema at theMinistry of Foreign Relations (1983-1986), International Relations Manager at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1986-1987), and General Director of the French Film Institute (1987-1991). He was Director of the Inter-cultural Dialogue at the Ministry of Culture (1991-1994), and General Secretary of the Arts and Crafts Council at the Ministry of Culture (1994-2001).
From 2001 to 2004, he was General Director of Culture at Lille (2001-2004), and was in charge of the project "Lille, 2003 European Capital of Culture". He was appointed Head of Development at the National Manufacture and Museum of Ceramics & China-Paris/Sevres (2007-2009). He was professor at the ISEAM Business School, Paris from 2007 to 2011. He is currently Director of the Institut des Métiers d’Art, Paris (from 2010 to present).
Pascal Leclercq also served as UNESCO expert for Intangible Cultural Heritage (1994-2001), President of Choreographic Company Ea Sola (1995-2010), and Vice-president (2006-2011) and then President (2011) of the Committee of Ethnographic Cinema at the Museum of Mankind, Paris. Pascal Leclercq also serves as President of the French Association for Alliance Educational Foundation (2003 to the present).