Home About us Frits Lugt and his wife, Jacoba Klever, created the Fondation Custodia in Paris in 1947. They housed their impressive collection in a building where the public could admire and study it. One of the largest private collections of old master drawings, prints and artists’ letters, the Fondation Custodia is considered the ‘home of works on paper’ in France. Situated in the Hôtel Turgot, an eighteenth-century hôtel particulier located between Rue de Lille and Rue de l’Université in the 7th arrondissement, the Fondation also has a remarkable collection of rare books, portrait miniatures, paintings, antiquities, stained glass, antique frames, sculptures, furniture and Chinese porcelain. Presentation Behind the façade of 121 rue de Lille, in Paris’s elegant seventh arrondissement, to the eighteenth-century Hôtel Turgot, it seems as if time has stood still. This is where the Frits Lugt Collection is housed under the watchful eye of the Fondation Custodia (guard in Latin). Contact us The staff of the Fondation Custodia Fonds de dotation Frits Lugt In 2013 the Fondation Custodia established the Fonds de Dotation Frits Lugt (Frits Lugt Endowment Fund) to facilitate the endowments and bequests of individuals in France. The Fondation Custodia in the Netherlands The Dutch Board As a result of its Dutch roots, the Fondation Custodia has traditionally been managed from the Netherlands.