As of 13 February 2019, access to the documentation and the library of the conservation will be on the Seine side of the building (entrance place Henry de Montherlant).
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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.