one foundation, two ambitions.
In creating the Empreinte foundation, i2S wanted to preserve written and image
heritage, a desire expressed with respect for both tradition and modernity.
The Empreinte foundation has two ambitions: Preserve & Promote
written and pictorial cultural heritage.
It will act, first of all, in helping to preserve written and image heritage
through actions to save library and photographic collections via project
proposals that will be addressed to the selected candidates, with the
Empreinte financing or participating in the financing of the selected
It will also act in promoting heritage renewal by supporting
contemporary creative talents in the fields of literature and photography by
presenting prizes or subsidies, or by rewarding in similar fashion young
talented journalists, all of these actions being taken in partnership with
public and private players: museums, universities, publishers, bookstores,
and, more generally, with any entity that wishes to support the Empreinte
foundation in its missions.
Appreciative of the influence and prestige of the Institut de France, i2S has
placed the Empreinte foundation under its aegis.
To find out more, visit the Empreinte foundation's web site : www.empreinte-fondation.org