Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées


Our resource centre houses art books, artist monographs, periodicals, artist biographies, art books for children, exhibition catalogues...

From 10 September 2020, the Abattoirs library will be open from Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 6 pm, by appointment only.

To reserve your place in the library, register by sending an email to the following address:
(specifying your name and telephone number).

To enable you to work in good sanitary conditions in the current context, only 12 places per day can be reserved.

Reservations can be made up to noon, the day before the desired meeting day, subject to availability.

If you have reserved a place and are unable to attend, you can inform the library, which will cancel it until the end of the day. Cancelled places can be reserved again for other readers.

On the day of the event, please report to the room manager
A numbered place will be allocated to you for the day and is meticulously cleaned at the end of the day).

If you wish to consult documents, please indicate the references of the work (title and quotation) that you can find on our site (up to 6 documents per day). The documents are then placed in quarantine for 3 days.

Les Abattoirs’ resource centre

Les Abattoirs’ resource centre is dedicated to the public and reflects the museum's rich and distinctive collections, focusing on Modern and Contemporary art.

While permitting a deeper understanding into the Frac collection and the artistic approach of those who have exhibited at the museum, it also allows visitors to satisfy their curiosity in art in general by providing a comprehensive overview of art history.

A library for the people

The centre documents 20th and 21st century art through over 30,000 books on painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, design, fashion, emerging art forms and art criticism and theory. There is also a database of audiovisual material.

Raising awareness and piquing the curiosity of the general public is vital to our mission. The resource centre makes researching a panorama of Contemporary art possible for anyone wishing to do so.

We accord special attention to the younger public and there is a large selection of children’s books.
To enhance their learning, we also offer workshops. (See “Workshops”)

The art of the book

The resource centre is also a place where the books which we restore are shown. With a vast collection of artist's books from the 60s to the present, we pride ourselves in regularly organising exhibitions on this art form.

Like works of art themselves, the books have evolved hugely over the last 50 years and this can be observed in our collection.

Explore our online catalogue [fr]