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  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs

    The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the only museum in France devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design. Many of our History of Design and Curatorial Studies classes are held inside the museum, where students meet and work with renowned curators, designers, collectors, and scholars. Located in the museum is also the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs…

  • Monnaie de Paris

    Founded in 864, Monnaie de Paris is France’s longest standing institution and the oldest enterprise in the world. It fulfills the public service mission of striking the euro coins in circulation for France, as well as coins for other foreign currencies. For twelve centuries, it has cultivated a venerable tradition of metalworking arts and crafts.…

  • Château de la Roche Guyon

    Standing against the chalk cliff since the Middle Ages, dominating a loop of the Seine, this strange castle has always puzzled the visitor. From the medieval keep to the 18th century stables, from the first cave dwellings to the vegetable garden of the “Lumieres”, from the reception rooms to the casemates fitted out by Rommel, the…

  • Domaine de Boisbuchet

    Located in the south-west of France, Domaine de Boisbuchet was purchased by Alexander von Vegesack, freelance curator and design collector, in 1986 to be converted into a complex where people can practise and discover culture in dialog with nature and agriculture. Boisbuchet has since begun an annual international workshop program in cooperation with the Vitra Design…

  • CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques)

    The Centre national des arts plastiques (National Centre for Visual Arts, Cnap) is a public institution connected to the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. It fosters and supports artistic creation in France in all areas of the visual arts: painting, performance art, sculpture, photography, installation art, video, multimedia, graphic arts, design and graphic design. It follows…