Les Arts Décoratifs

Les Arts Décoratifs is a private, non-profit museum of decorative arts located in Paris, France.

History and Operations

The museum dates to 1882, when collectors with an interest in the applied arts formed the initial organization. For many years it was known as the Union centrale des Arts décoratifs (UCAD), but in December 2004 it was renamed Les Arts Decoratifs. Pamela Golbin is the chief curator of fashion and textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs.[1]

The museum currently occupies three sites, with the Ateliers du Carrousel (art and craft workshops) active at all three:

As of 2006, its collections included approximate 357,100 works as follows:


  1. Socha, Miles (28 February 2014). "Dries Van Noten's Divine Inspiration". WWD. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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Coordinates: 48°51′47″N 2°20′0″E / 48.86306°N 2.33333°E / 48.86306; 2.33333

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