The resource centre is reinventing itself, setting up in new premises and becoming the Trinkhall Museum library! It’s a huge room on the ground floor and, henceforth, accessible to readers, students, researchers and visitors. The books and journals are freely accessible and arranged on extensive, high shelving all along the reading room. The lighting is perfect. The furnishings, tables and chairs are arranged to comfortably accommodate around thirty readers or for organising classes, seminars and conferences. The library is designed to become the beating heart of the museum, a resource and archive centre, a place of research, meditation, meeting and aspiration. It has a very rich stock of printed material – books, journals, exhibition catalogues, booklets – reflecting several decades of the successive policies of the Centre d’Art Différencié, the MAD Museum and now, the Trinkhall Museum. Over two thousand publications, now meticulously catalogued, document workshop art and artists represented in the collection, as well as modes of perception and putting into practice “arts at the frontiers of art,” including a major collection dedicated to local architecture, centred around the concept of environment. The library also houses the Créahm archives, which were entrusted there in 2019 and are currently being catalogued. Among these archives there are hundreds of video cassettes - in the process of being digitalised - documenting the history of Créahm workshops since the 1980s and, equally, the international creation movement to which they subscribe. Finally, the systematic and comprehensive stock taking of archives relating to artists in the collection is already a particularly precious research instrument.
The library catalogue can be consulted on line.
The reading room is accessible by appointment on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 6pm.
Une photocopy machine is available to library users at an average of 10 centimes per copy.