Our resource centre houses art books, artist monographs, periodicals, artist biographies, art books for children, exhibition catalogues...
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.
- From Wednesday to Friday - 13.00 to 18.00
- Saturday - 11.00 to 18.00
Closed on public holidays.
Summer closing of the library from July 14 to August 23, 2019
Access to the Library is free.
Materials are for on-site use only.
Tel: + 33 (0)534 51 10 60 / (0)534 51 10 69
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.