The Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA)

Created in 2001, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) is an Academic, Cultural and Professional Public Establishment (EPSCP – Établissement public scientifique, culturel et professionnel) under the supervision of the ministers of Higher Education, Research and Culture.

The creation of the INHA revived the project of the fashion designer and patron Jacques Doucet (1853-1929) who, by founding the prestigious Library of Art and Archaeology in Paris in 1908, wished to create a place dedicated to resources and research, catering to the needs of what was, at that time, a new discipline. After the Second World War, this movement was relaunched by personalities such as the art historians André Chastel, Jacques Thuillier and Michel Laclotte. This led to the creation of the INHA, to which the library was entrusted.

  1. — The INHA’s Missions
  2. — Study and Research
  3. — The INHA Library
  4. — A Variety of Partnerships


Sarah Féron, Public Relations Manager

Where to find us

6, rue des Petits-Champs - 75002 Paris
2, rue Vivienne - 75002 Paris
5, rue Vivienne - 75002 Paris, for the Library


line 3: Bourse
lines 7, 14: Pyramides
lines 1, 7: Palais royal / Musée du Louvre