Documentation Rooms of the Museum

Public Documentation Rooms in the Richelieu Wing

Specialised Documentation Rooms

Documentation of the departments

These rooms include specific files on the works and databases and are only acessible for authorised researchers.


Located on the first floor of the area "Accueil des groupes", the "Médiathèque" is accessible for teachers and guides of groupes and associations, to help them prepare their visit. Documents can be consulted or loaned, even by correspondence (max. six weeks), and is free of charge. It includes books, slides and videotapes relating to the collections of the museum, as well as audiotapes of events that have taken place in the Auditorium (except concerts).
Hours : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tel.: (33-1) 40 20 52 80.

Documentation of the Museographic Department

Includes specialised magazines, documentation on French and foreign museums, collection of photographs on the museum's renovation works and display of the works of art.
Computerising of the database, including digitalisation of 20.000 images is in process.
Tel.: (33-1) 40 20 53 74.

The Bookshop at the Louvre Museum (RMN)

The Bookshop of the RMN (Réunion des musées nationaux) at the Louvre Museum, hall Napoléon, is specialised in archeology and art history. It offers a large documentation on the subjects corresponding to the collections of the museum (the origins of art until 1848), as well as, more general, art history, presentation of works of art, history of France, catalogues of collections or exhibitions in French and foreign museums.
It also includes a multi media section with videotapes, videodiscs, CD-Rom and slides.
At the first floor a Bookshop for children is situated. It offers a large choise of books concerning art for young people, as well as some games related to art.
Tel.: (33-1) 40 20 53 53 ; Fax: (33-1) 40 20 54 45
Hours : daily except Tuesdays, from 9.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Supplementary sales desks are situated in the museum galleries (Richelieu and Denon Wings). Opening hours are those of the museum.

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