The Conservation Library will be exceptionally closed on Mondays 24 and 31 December 2018 and will remain open on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December at regular times.
The Conservation Archives will be closed on Monday, 31 December.
In 2019, the library and archives teams will be happy to meet you on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Due to the strengthened measures of the Vigipirate Plan, researchers wishing to access the Library and Documentation are requested to enter via 62 rue de Lille, as the Montherlant entrance will be closed until further notice. You should also make sure not to carry oversized baggage.
Thank you for your understanding.
Freely accessible, this deals with artists working between 1848 and 1914, classified by discipline.
In order to plan your visit, consult the directory of artists to find out if the archive centre has a file on the artist in question (there are a few exceptions).
This includes files on:
Each work in the Musée d'Orsay has a documentary file that can be consulted on request. These files comprise documents relating specifically to the work in question: inventory abstract, history, bibliography, exhibitions, analogies and photographs.
The files on artworks can be consulted on request. Applications should be made to the archivist on duty.