The François Sommer Foundation Library and the Documentary Fund of the Museum of Hunting and Nature constitute a unique documentary collection on the work of François and Jacqueline Sommer, animal art, hunting and contemporary environmental thinking. Archives, old and new books, catalogs of collections and exhibitions, journals and photographs are accessible only by appointment to students and researchers.
Precious works from the collection are regularly presented in the museum's rooms and accompany the discovery of the works.
A digitization policy carried out in cooperation with the National Library of France also makes available to Gallica documents essential to the history of hunting (precious books and manuscripts). Support for the "Adopt a Book" operation has digitized manuscripts from the BnF, and since June 2016, there have been rare prints and old magazines from the museum. This exceptional cooperation is complemented by enhancement actions to better understand the richness and originality of these funds: specialized bibliographies, research assistance and conferences.
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