MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS – MAD
The MAD is a museum which boasts excitingly rich collections as well as temporary exhibitions which reputation is steadily growing. This is a place contemporary creation lovers could definitely consider home. Located in the Marsan wing of the Louvre, its prime mission is the appreciation of fine arts and the development of ties between the industrial world and culture, creation and production. It remains true to its original mission statement which is to maintain the culture of the arts which pursue beauty and usefulness in France.
In 2018, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs became the MAD, which stands for Mode Arts Design (Fashion Arts Design)
It conserves one of the most important fine arts collection in the world in 5 departments with a chronological approach -Medieval era and Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries, 19th century, Art Nouveau-Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary- and 7 themed departments – graphic arts, jewellery, toys, wallpapers, glass, fashion and textile, advertising and graphic design- thus taking us on a journey to the evolution of artistic production in fine arts from the Middle-Ages to contemporary design, showing furniture, tableware, graphic arts, goldsmithery, glass, ceramics, wallpaper, tapestry, painting and sculpture.