The Musée d'Orsay holds archival fonds and collections of old documents that may be consulted on request at the conservation archive centre. These have come from the descendants of artists or have been acquired at public sales, and sometimes access to them is restricted.
There is a great variety in these archives. They contain documentary items, glass plates, old photographic prints, press reviews, correspondence and drawings.
- Click here for a consultation application form, to be sent at least one week in advance to the following address:
The curative archives department is currently proceeding with the digitization of certain documents that may be temporarily unavailable.