The library of the Musée, with its documentary collections numbering thousands of titles, is a unique facility for specialised research into Quebec art.
The library’s collections include general volumes, exhibition catalogues, artist monographs and audiovisual documents on Quebec, Canadian and international art. The library subscribes to numerous periodicals on art, design and museum studies, in addition to receiving the catalogues of the principal auction houses. Its documentary collections include some 13,000 biographical files in addition to files on Quebec museums, galleries and arts associations. Private archival collections and research collections are also available for consultation.
The electronic catalogue of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec library can be consulted on CUBIQ, le Catalogue unifié des bibliothèques gouvernementales du Québec.
Private Archival Collections
The primary mandate of the library and archives is to meet the objectives of the Musée’s research programs. They are open by appointment to professionals in the art milieu and to university graduate students.
Appointments: email@example.com, 418 644-6460, ext. 3341, facsimile:
418 643-2478. To consult archival collections, researchers must reserve at least 24 hours in advance.