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Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

View of galleries in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has an eclectic collection. Some 150,000 objects testament to the French art of living, the savoir-faire of its craftsmen and industrialists, the research and creativity of its artists. The museum says that “there is not a single technique, material or type of object that cannot be found in the Arts Décoratifs inventories: tiepin, escritoire, doll’s house, scenic wallpaper, stained glass, wood, enamel, plastic, shark’s skin and amaranth…the list is endless”.

Located in the Louvre Palace along the rue de Rivoli, between the Tuileries gardens and the Place du Palais Royal it’s well worth a visit. There’s also a rather fabulous boutique where you’ll find fabulous French godoies from gloves to jewellery, scarves and ornaments.

The Museum has an outstanding collection of 50,000 posters from the 18th Century to the 1940’s and some 50,000 posters from 1950 to present day, a multimedia library open to the public, advertising films, radio commercials and much more. There are regular exhibitions which you can check on their website.

See the Musée des Arts Décoratifs website for details and opening times.

Take a virtual visit to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

And take a peek inside at the wonderful collection from the comfort from home with https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-des-arts-decoratifsGoogle’s Arts and Culture site

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