Documentation Center

The documentation center provides an overview of the artistic production of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a special focus on the French art scene since the 1950’s.

It documents the museum’s collection and follows the current art scene with general books on contemporary creation, artist monographic books, but also publications around architecture, cinema, design, photography and video.

Documentary Collections

Space: a reading room, a children playground, 6 multimedia stations, 2 audiovisual stations and a group reception area.

We offer a collection of 20,000 books, around 70 specialized magazines, and a selection of booklets on artworks and artists for visitors to browse on-site.

Audiovisual collection: around 500 videos.

Multimedia stations: access to CD-ROMs and an Internet-based reference list for themed contemporary art websites.

Our online documentary portal ( gives access to: our digitalized collection catalogue, our digital image library, various databases (including Vidéomuseum) and online e-resources (some digital contents can only be accessed from the documentation center).


No loans – on-site use only.
However, visitors can request the consultation of documents and multimedia stations in advance.

4 multimedia workstations with one equipped with office software (Word, Excel and Paint). Use of USB drive authorized.

Free services available upon request:

—  watch (selective dissemination of information)
—  research (information files...)
—  documentary production (bibliographies, press reviews...)

Opening days and hours

Open from Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm to 7pm. Closed from Tuesday, July 19th to Monday, August 15th included. Reopening on Tuesday, August 17th.

Free admission and access

Groups accepted on reservation.
Contact: (+33) 1 43 91 14 64 or

Deaf and Hearing-Impaired visitors