Our library is one of the most important research libraries specialized in art history in France. All art historians, art lovers, art dealers, students, restorers, collectors, journalists, drawing enthusiasts, or anyone else interested in finding out more about Frits Lugt, his collection and his passion, are welcome to visit our new reading room. We offer open access to a vast selection of monographs of artists from the Netherlands, to recent acquisitions and main periodicals. All other documents are quickly made available on request.
Opening hours :
From Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Last requests: 5.30 p.m.
Before visiting, always check the library website, to consult our catalogue and to verify possible changes in opening hours.
121 rue de Lille
tel.: 0033 (0)1 53 59 12 43
e-mail: biblio @ fondationcustodia.fr
Visitors will naturally find exhibition catalogues, monographs and periodicals on Flemish and Dutch art, especially in the field of graphic arts. However, the library also offers a rich collection of books and periodicals on Western fine arts from 1400 to 1900, as well as studies dedicated to Indian miniatures, book history, the art trade, portrait miniatures and private collections. To enable the study of the Frits Lugt Collection in its historical context, literary works and studies on Dutch literature until 1800 are kept at the Fondation. Given the important role of the library in France in terms of Dutch history, architecture, topography, photography and design, books on these domains are also conserved.
Are you looking for the latest publication on Calder, Cock or Corot, the catalogue of an exhibition opening this month, or a publication on Danish art? We offer visitors a freely consultable recent-acquisitions section.
Rare and precious books
Parts of the Frits Lugt Collection, including rare books, drawings, prints and artists’ letters, housed in the Hôtel Turgot, are open for study by appointment.
Opening times: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 1 pm.
For appointments please contact Maud Guichané: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0033 (0) 1 53 59 12 53