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.