The library of the François Sommer Foundation and the documentary collection of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature constitute a unique documentary collection on the work of François and Jacqueline Sommer, animal art, hunting and contemporary environmental thought. Archives, old and current works, catalogs of collections and exhibitions, reviews and photographs are only accessible by appointment to students and researchers.

Precious works from the collection are regularly presented in the rooms of the museum and accompany the discovery of the works.

A digitization policy carried out in cooperation with the National Library of France also makes it possible to make accessible on Gallica documents essential to the history of hunting (precious works and manuscripts). Support for the “Adopt a Book” operation has made it possible to digitize BnF manuscripts and, since June 2016, rare prints and old magazines from the museum have been added. This exceptional cooperation is coupled with promotion actions allowing a better understanding of the richness and originality of these collections: specialized bibliographies, research assistance and conferences. 

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