MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains



The library, originally made up of works from the Museum of decorative arts, has grown over the last few years of a reference fund in art and contemporary design. It currently gathers more than 8,000 books covering the areas of design and contemporary applied arts, in particular, graphic design and visual communication, glass art, ceramics, jewellery, and the fields of contemporary art, photography, architecture, urbanism and landscape. It also retains all publications of the mudac.

A distinct fund of 1,900 works, deposited by the Jacques-Édouard Berger Foundation, dedicated to Egyptology and Chinese civilization, is preserved in external premises.


Mission statement

The library documents and completes the collections of the museum and reflects the news of design, new acquisitions being notably conducted in connection with future exhibitions of the mudac. It also constitutes a reservoir of knowledge available to the public.

The selection of works covers:

  • Monographs and catalogs of artists, plastic artists, designers
  • The catalogs of museums and art and design exhibitions
  • The catalogs of competitions Federal Awards of art and design
  • The theoretical studies and critical publicationss on art and design
  • Reference books on design history
  • Directories and specialized repertoires



About thirty cultural periodicals and art and design magazines are also available. The latest issues can be consulted freely during the opening hours of the museum, in the reading corner at the level of the entrance.

The periodicals available for consultation at the mudac:
AbitareArt AureaArtforumArt Press,AzimutsBeaux-Arts MagazineCabinet,Creative Review, Culture en jeuDADIDAMn°,DitsDomusDuEspaces Contemporains,étapesFormFrameGlashausHochparterre,i-DIDPUREIntramurosLe Journal des Arts,KunstbulletinMilk DecorationMousse,museums.chNew GlassNuméroLe Palais,PassageLe PharePIN-UPRevue de la céramique et du verreSciences du Design,TL MagVerre & CréationWallpaper.


Catalog and recent acquisitions

You can consult online:


Opening hours

The library is open on appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as Wednesday mornings.

Consultation takes place on site. Loans are unfortunately not possible at the moment but a photocopier is available.



For any information or to make an appointment, do not hesitate to contact the library at 021 315 25 23 or