Set up in 1980, this documentation center specializes in the history, creation, and technique of posters and advertising, French and foreign, old and contemporary.

The Advertising Documentation Center proposes:

- 4,000 books
- 70 magazines, French and foreign, old and contemporary

- 6,800 monographs on artists in the advertising field (poster designers, graphic artists, illustrators, painters, photographers, producers).
- 250 monographs on advertising agencies, printers, poster publishers (1880-1950)
- 500 theme folders.

Cassettes of the television programs Culture Pub shown on M6 from 1989 to 2004

The media library is open for picture research from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For reproductions please apply to the Photo Library +33 (0)1 44 55 57 76.

The Multimedia Area

When the Musée de la Publicité was set up, a multimedia area was opened to the public.

- 12 workstations give access to the database managing the collections.
- 27,000 works (posters, films and advertising objects) are presented with a description and a digital reproduction

The database is growing steadily and will eventually present the entire collection.


Documentation Center - Advertising
111, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris


Please contact Michèle Jasnin
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 55 59 46

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