A private institution with a mission in the public interest.
The MAD is a state-approved not-for-profit institution, founded in 1882 by creators, collectors and industrialists intent on opening a place dedicated to the applied arts nurturing ties between industry and culture, creation and production. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has an exceptional collection of more than 750,000 works dating from the Middle Ages to today, making it one of the foremost cultural institutions in France. The vision of its founders is now more crucial than ever: “to maintain and develop in France a culture of the arts that will pursue the realisation of the beautiful in the useful.”
Today more than ever, the active support of sponsors and partners is playing a crucial role in the realisation of the goals pursued by the MAD since its creation: to preserve and enrich the collections, encourage artistic creation and pass on knowledge and skills. Your commitment to these goals is vital for our institution’s success.
Corporates and private donors, if you want to support the MAD, discover our projects and our memberships categories.