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Bibliothèque Kandinsky - Photo by Georges Méguerditchian

Bibliothèque Kandinsky

Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre de Documentation et de Recherche du Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre de Création Industrielle

Originally reserved for museum curators, under specific conditions the library exceptionally allows Paris College of Art students access to the collection, with the academic supervision of Paris College of Art‘s instructors. Learn more about the Paris College of Art partnership with the Bibliothèque Kandinsky.
Visit the Bibliothèque Kandinsky’s website.

Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs

Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs

Demonstrating the school’s ongoing commitment to research in the fields of art and design, Paris College of Art supports the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs through an annual donation dedicated to acquisitions for the collection. This new partnership gives students and faculty at Paris College of Art privileged access to the library’s resources. Learn more about the Paris College of Art partnership with the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs.

Visit the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs’ homepage.

The American Library in Paris

The American Library of Paris

Paris College of Art students have access to the American Library of Paris that houses a collection of more than 120,000 books, CD-ROM indexes, a periodicals collection of 500 titles (some of which date back to the 19th century) and two digital full-text and bibliographic databases offer access to more than 2,300 periodicals including a wide range of arts and humanities journals.

Visit the American Library of Paris’ homepage.

Research Partners


Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles

The mission of the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles (CRCV) is to conduct and support research, in particular concerning the 17th and 18th centuries, on the court of Versailles and other European seats of power. This center for multidisciplinary and international exchange encourages new research and supports students and professionals in their projects.

All aspects of the culture of the French court are studied at the CRCV, including the structure and function of curial institutions, the history of ideas, the development of the arts and sciences, the conception of the palace and gardens and rites and ceremony, all fertile fields for the fundamental, comparative and applied research conducted and supported by the center.

The collaboration between the CRCV Paris College of Art allows students to access the research tools of the CRCV and provides guidance and support for their research. Paris College of Art students are eligible to apply for a two-month summer internship at the CRCV.

Paris Sorbonne

Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

In 2011, the Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) “Arts – Créations – Théories – Esthétiques” (ACTE) and Paris College of Art joined into a collaboration with the Université of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the semiotics of art and design research division of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) to develop a variety of scientific projects.

Laying the groundwork for this partnership, Bernard Darras (Paris 1) edited the third volume of “Collection” focusing on the connections between art and design and semiotics. On the horizon for the 2011-12 academic year is the Ateliers de la Recherche en Design ARD 7 in Tunis with the participation of the École Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques du Design (ESSTED).

Through this partnership, our students will have access to one of the most prestigious research facilities in social science, art and design in France. Students will have the opportunity to receive guidance and support for the research and development of their theses, as well as, attend seminars and conferences.