(ca. 1950- )
Anne Voileau, French mineral collector and publisher, received her Master's Degree in journalism in France, then moved to New York City where she worked for a while as a fashion model. She also enjoyed mineral collecting; after returning to Paris in 1974, she looked about for a French-language magazine for mineral collectors and, finding that none existed, decided to start her own. She wrote to all of her friends saying that if she could get 200 subscriptions as a start, she could publish the first issue. The effort worked and she produced the first issue of Le Monde et les Minéraux ("The World and the Minerals"), about 20 pages. She published articles by many well-known curators, collectors and mineralogists, and wrote numerous travel articles herself. The magazine was well-illustrated with color photography, and flourished for 13 years, but ceased publication in 1987. She eventually sold off her fine collection of minerals and has since not been involved in the mineral world.
In 1992 she founded the bimonthly magazine Être Handicap Information, and still serves as its Director, but stepped down as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. The magazine's mission is to promote the entry of persons with disabilities into social and professional life, working to identify all relevant information in all fields (medical, social, legal, professional, cultural) and seeks to establish a dialogue between persons with disabilities and the various medical and social associations, local authorities and businesses. She is also the founder (in 2004) and CEO of the French radio station Vivre FM ("Live FM"), 93.9. From 2006 to 2008 she served on the Board of Directors of the [French] National Federation of the Press for Specialized Information. In 2011 she was awarded the French National Order of Merit for her work on behalf of the disabled.
WILSON, W. E. (1976) MR Interview: Anne Voileau. Mineralogical Record, 7 (4), 162-163.
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