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UNESCO-ICOM Museum Information Centre

The UNESCO-ICOM Information Centre was created in 1946 and is managed by the ICOM Secretariat. It is situated in the UNESCO Building, 1 rue Miollis - 75732 Paris Cedex 15 (France).

 

 

 

The Collections held at ICOM headquarters

The collections consist of the publications by ICOM, its Committees, the International Museums Office (OIM/IMO), UNESCO — in particular those that concern the protection of cultural heritage. In addition, the Centre holds national legislations on the protection of cultural heritage, international and national museum directories, illicit traffic-related publications and reports, as well as publications on endangered heritage in emergency situations.

More than 4,000 references are indexed in the online ICOM Publications database.

Access to the UNESCO-ICOM Information Centre

The UNESCO-ICOM Information Centre is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, by appointment: contact.

For specific archive research, please contact our Documentalist.

Off-site Collections

Monographs, periodicals, museum catalogues are available to the public at the Documentation Unit (Unité de documentation) of the Direction générale des patrimoines - Service des musées de France. The catalogue of the Documentation Unit is available at: http://capadoce.ext.culture.fr/.

The Documentation Unit of the Direction générale des patrimoines - Service des musées de France is open to the public from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm by appointment. It is located at 6 rue des Pyramides - 75041 Paris Cedex 01 (France). You can contact the Documentation Unit by email at: doc-mf.dgpat@culture.gouv.fr or by phone:+33 (0)1 40 15 36 28.

Please note that temporary exhibition catalogues have been transferred to the library of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA). You can contact the ENSBA library by email at: bibliotheque@beauxartsparis.fr or by phone: +33 (0)1 47 03 50 82.

The library catalogue is available at: http://www.ensba.fr/exl-php/accueil.