The library, originally made up of works from the Museum of decorative arts, has grown over the last few years of a reference fund in art and contemporary design.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.
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:
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:
Abitare, Art Aurea, Artforum, Art Press,Azimuts, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Cabinet,Creative Review, Culture en jeu, DADI, DAMn°,Dits, Domus, Du, Espaces Contemporains,étapes, Form, Frame, Glashaus, Hochparterre,i-D, IDPURE, Intramuros, Le Journal des Arts,Kunstbulletin, Milk Decoration, Mousse,museums.ch, New Glass, Numéro, Le Palais,Passage, Le Phare, PIN-UP, Revue de la céramique et du verre, Sciences du Design,TL Mag, Verre & Création, Wallpaper.
Catalog and recent acquisitions
You can consult online:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.