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Presentation :
The library of the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art is a specialist modern and contemporary art library including a documentary reference collection on Paris and the different artistic movements on the French and European art scenes, notably since 1968.
It provides a living record of the history of the museum and the work of its curators for almost fifty years.
Its mission is to document the museum collections and to keep abreast of new developments in contemporary artistic creation.

Collection :
The library holdings include :
Catalogues from MAM exhibitions since 1961 and from ARC exhibitions since 1967.
75,000 documents on more than 28,000 individual artists, from the Fauvists to contemporary young artists (cf. the Dynasty exhibition)
12,000 catalogues from group exhibitions in museums in France and abroad
A key collection of contemporary art journals
Artists’ books dating from the 1960s onwards
A rare collection of encyclopaedias and works on the history of art donated by Jacques Lassaigne, Director of the museum from 1971 to 1979.
A precious collection of fine editions and painters’ books from the library of Dr. Girardin
A remarkable collection of printed Surrealist items

Current projects :
The library’s computerised catalogue
Database access to VIDEOMUSEUM for works in the museum collections and AGORHA (in partnership with INHA) for the MAM and ARC archives, in addition to archives of the artists Etienne-Martin, Brion Gysin and Bernard Dufour.

Useful information :
The library offers an information service by correspondence and documents can be consulted in the library.
It is open to professionals and students by appointment only. Contact: +33 (0)1 53 67 41 02 or bibliotheque.mam@paris.fr


11 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tél : 01 53 67 40 00

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Late opening on Thursdays until 10pm (exhibitions only).
Permanent collection : free access

Metro Alma-Marceau or Iéna
RER C Pont de l'Alma
Bus 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 92
Vélib' (self-service cycle hire) station: 2 rue Marceau

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