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Hanap « Les métiers d'art », Lucien Falize (1839-1897), Paris, 1895 © MAD, Paris / photo : Jean Tholance
Pendentif « Sylvia », Paul et Henri Vever, 1900 © MAD, Paris / photo : Jean Tholance
Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), vue du jardin des Tuileries © MAD, Paris / photo : Luc Boegly
Verre à jambe, façon de Venise, probablement France, fin du XVIe siècle © MAD, Paris / photo : Jean Tholance
Cassette en cabinet, attribué à Pierre Gole (v. 1620-1684), Paris, vers 1655 © MAD, Paris / photo : Jean Tholance

Musée des Arts Decoratifs (MAD)

  • Paris, France
  • Museum
Musée des Arts Decoratifs (MAD) Paris
Contact
Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 and Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Phone:
+33 144555750
Salle « La duchesse de Berry et le mobilier Charles X » © MAD, Paris / photo : Luc Boegly
Tickets: Adults 14 euros, under 26s go free

The Musée des Arts Decoratifs is a branch of MAD, a private not-for-profit organisation that develops links between industry and culture, design and production, and provides art education and professional training. The museum has been located in the Pavillon de Marsan in the west wing of the Louvre Museum since 1905. It houses a vast collection of decorative art and design pieces dating from the middle ages to the present day. The rooms are divided by chronology or by a particular theme, such as glassware or Japan, and are filled with furniture, tableware, carpets, silverware, jewellery and more. A series of rooms is dedicated to different periods of French history, from the late 15th century to the early 20th century.

Salle « S’asseoir, la bibliothèque du siège » © MAD, Paris / photo : Luc Boegly

The extensive collection comprises over 150,000 objects, of which 6,000 are permanently exhibited, documenting the French art of living, the skills of their craftspeople, and the passion of their respective collectors. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.

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