The President of the National Library of France, Bruno Racine, in Kolkata
Bruno Racine, President of the National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France or “BNF”) is visiting Delhi, Kolkata and Puducherry from 26th October to 3rd November 2015.
He will be in Kolkata on 27-29 October to develop cooperation with the Indian National Library.
On this occasion, he will hold a conference at the National Library on the digitization at the BNF (programme Gallica).
Born in Paris is 1951, Bruno Racine graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (The French National Academy that trains administrative cadre) and joined the French national audit jurisdiction. He also served as the Director of Cultural Affairs of the city of Paris from 1988 to 1993. He held several noteworthy portfolios at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was in charge of strategic and cultural affairs. He also served as the Chairman of the Pompidu Centre in the period 2002-2007.
A distinguished author, Bruno Racine has written many books, among them are: Google et le nouveau monde (2010), Adieu à l’Italie (2012), Le Côté d’Odessa (2007).