The Archives Department is the institutional memory of the Centre Pompidou. It is responsible for collecting, selecting, classifying and preserving the materials produced by its various departments in the exercise of their functions, and enabling access to researchers. Covering the period from 1969 until now, the legal status of these records are public archives, unlike those preserved by the Kandinsky library, which are mostly private archives.
The access policy for public archives is laid down in Book 2 of the French Code du Patrimoine (Chapter 3, Articles L. 213-1to L. 213-8). Law No. 2008-696 of 15 July 2008 introduced the principle of the free accessibility of public archives, but certain documents containing confidential material may be withheld for periods between 25 and 100 years, depending on the nature of the interest to be protected.
In addition to the finding aids available online, there are printed finding aids available on-site, and it is also possible to browse the local database on a computer terminal.
In case of a specific request, the Archives Department can provide information by email.
There is also miscellaneous documentary materials accessible, relating to :Operations:
How to come to Archives Department ?
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Level -1 (Basement)
Because of its location, access to archives department requires an access badge, or to be accompanied by an authorized person.
Monday to Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Through this search form, you can query all the finding aids provided by Archives Department on this website. For more informations on how to use the search criteria, please consult the contextual help bubbles by clicking the " ? " buttons.
Go to the other search form if your research is exclusively focused on the Kandinsky Library.