The Musée Rodin library contains 25,000 documents, including Auguste Rodin’s personal library (1,500 works).
Researchers are able to consult documentary resources particularly relevant to the life and work of both Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, including:
- 1,600 solo or collective exhibition catalogues, dating from 1882 to the present day;
- 800 general works, dating from 1887 to the present day;
- 1,400 periodicals including landmark articles about Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. These will all be digitized in 2011 and will join the Musée Rodin’s digital library, accessible online;
- 300 auction sales catalogues, dating from 1897 to the present day.
About ten thematic collections make direct reference to specific aspects of Auguste Rodin’s career, working practices and interests: Ancient Art, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Graphic Arts, Photography, Dance…
The library also contains a collection of monographs (4,300 works) relevant to Auguste Rodin’s contemporaries (artists and collectors) or artists shown at the Musée Rodin during contemporary sculpture exhibitions (from 1949 to the present day).
The museum library collections also stock 1,500 periodical titles (6,500 issues), including L’Art (1875-1892), L’Art et les Artistes (1905-1936), the Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1859-2002), and The Burlington Magazine (1903 to the present day).