Posted August 05, 2010 by admin

Centre Pompidou, Paris
Kandinsky Library
Cedex 04
75191 Paris

Through this online resource 200,000 works in print, covering visual arts, design, architecture, experimental cinema, photography and video, are available for consultation. The resource includes 80,000 exhibition catalogues, 6,000 periodicals, and 20,000 documentary files on artists, architects, designers, artists’ private funds, gallery owners, critics and art historians. The collection is available for consultation by curators, gallery owners, artists, journalists, tea-chers, researchers, post-graduate visual arts students and design and architecture students during their diploma year.

The New Media Encyclopedia
A European catalogue featuring a selection of the new media collections of the Pompidou Center, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne and the Contemporary Image Center in Saint-Gervais-Genave. At one and the same time a documentary research tool, a scientific work and a place for reflecting on media-related artistic practices, the New Media Encyclopedia is the first networked, freely-accessible, trilingual catalogue (English, French & German) in the field.

Pompideau Photo Library
Black & white prints (100,000), slides or transparencies (80,000) and reports on artistic life, vernissages, artists' workshops, portraits of collectors or gallery owners (10,000 B&W photographs) as well 20 or so private collections on artists, photographers, galleries, architects (250,000 glass plates, 50,000 B&W prints).

Access: On-site only, no lending or reserving facilities. The Kandinsky Library is open to professionals from the world of art, architecture and design, university staff and students from post-graduate diploma and master's degree levels, after issue of a reader's pass drawn up on presentation of a student's or a professional card, a letter from the head of research and two identity photos. There are several types of admission passes : - full-rate annual pass for professionals; reduced-rate annual pass for students, pass for 10 visits and a pass for 5 visits.

Archives de la Critique D'Art
3 rue de Noyal
FR-35410 Chateaugiron
tel. +33 (0)
fax +33 (0)

Collection: The Archives de la Critique d'Art was founded in 1989 as a research centre for art criticism, art theory and contemporary art history. All documents are in chronological order of their publication, the biographies and bibliographies compiled in a database. A special library with general literature on art criticism and theory supplements the archives of critics' materials.

Access: Parts of the archive are available online.

Nicéphore Niépce Museum
28 quai of the Messageries,
71100 Charlon-sur-Saône
Tel.: 0033 (0)3 85 48 41 98
fax: 0033 (0)385 48 63 20

Opened in 1972, this museum one of the oldest exhibition sites for photography and photo history of France. The collection covers approximately 6000 apparatuses and optical devices as well as more than 2 million photographs of the beginnings of photo history up to the present. They say: The Museum boasts a prodigious collection of French, foreign, contemporary and current photographs. Regarding the most recent, we can pick out the following artists : Ange Leccia, Florence Chevallier, Philippe Bazin, Dominique Pasqualini, Lise Sarfati, Patrick Tosani and Yves Tr»morin. They have a library. They say: The Museum possesses a large library, specializing in photography and containing nearly 9500 works, some very old and rare which can be consulted by appointment.

5-7 rue de Fourcy,
F - 75004 Paris,
Tel: 0033 - 01 - 44 78 75 00
fax: 0033 - 01 - 44 78 75 15

The collection of the Maison Europenne de la Photographie consists of over 15,000 international work from the end of the 1950s to today. A library, a Videothek and more are available to the public. No info on cataloguing or other archives.