DÉCOUVREZ LES 14 MUSÉES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
The museum library reading room accommodates 6 people and receives researchers on an appointment basis. The reading room is equipped with computer facilities.
On-site consultation only – no loans. Consultation is limited to 5 books per work session. Use of the library is restricted to curators, art historians, academics, students, lecturers and archivists. By appointment only. Appointments by email or telephone 01 56 52 86 46.
Digital photography of documents is allowed only under special circumstances and with the librarian's permission. Photography is restricted to private purposes only.
The library comprises some 15,000 printed items. Related to the Palais Galliera collection, they focus on the history of costume and fashion and include exhibition catalogues from France and abroad, monographs in different languages, pattern books, sales and advertising catalogues from department stores (Louvre, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marché, etc.), proceedings of colloquia and university theses.
The museum's acquisition, exchange, gifts and loans policy means there are regular additions to this collection.
The library houses the archives of exhibitions held at the museum from 1904 to 1964. Before becoming a fashion museum the Palais Galliera promoted industrial design and presented exhibitions on ironwork, philately, the cinema, costume and other subjects.
Although their quality in terms of content is variable, the archives document the exhibitions from the planning stage through to their reception by the public: catalogues, invitations, scenography, correspondence, lists of works shown, photographs, etc.