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The Musée Rodin invites scholars, students and teachers to browse the collection, resources and artworks available online. To view further materials and take advantage of all our opportunities to learn and explore the life and art of Auguste Rodin, you will have to make an appointment to the study room.
The museum’s collections of artworks
Explore the artworks in the collections database
Among the museum's collections is Rodin's personal collection of Antiques and Egyptian art, now made available on a dedicated website. Consult the website or find out more about the research project.
The online catalogue provides access to some 28,000 artwork descriptions. It features an advanced search engine, basket management, and export (in different formats) of bibliographical references.
The digital library provides access to indispensable books from Rodin’s career and over 800 extracts from periodicals dedicated to Rodin.
Browse through a few exceptional digitised editions :
> Les Fleurs du mal
> Le Jardin des Supplices
> Les Cathédrales de France
This collection comprises letters, notebooks, notes and drafts, ledgers, diaries, diplomas, personal documents, thousands of press cuttings and Rodin’s library. An appointment is required to view further materials such as Rodin's calling cards, honorary diplomas, architectural blueprints, or exhibition posters.
Since the creation of the museum in 1919, it has pursued the guiding principle initiated by the artist by preserving from the very outset the institutional archives, witnesses of its century-long history under 8 successive directorships. The following documents are in French.
The documents files allow researchers to approach in many different ways the artist and the history of his institution. These documentary files can be divided in 6 groups : files on artworks, bibliographies of each work, French and Foreign public collections, files on 'People' and Rodin's contemporaries, files on 'subjects' and Rodin's main subjects of interest, and files on exhibitions. Get in touch to consult these documents.
Consult the list of exhibitions held in Rodin’s lifetime (from 1863 to 1917)
The Research centre is open to all students, scholars and teachers, who want to go further and consult our collections, by appointment only.