© André Hambourg
© Ville de Deauville
© Kourtney Roy

THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS

FIGURATIVE PAINTINGS OF THE XIX AND XX CENTURIES

When Deauville acquired André Hambourg’s prestigious works, which will be displayed in a dedicated area of the Franciscaines site, the city already owned about thirty works of art that will be exhibited in this new space. This collection covers the period ranging from the end of the XIX and the XX century, in the field of figurative painting.

© Sandrine Boyer
© Collection Louis Romanet

A CONTEMPORARY PHOTO BACKGROUND

Contemporary photography is the third main component of the Franciscanes collections. Deauville, proud of its collaboration with the world’s leading photographers over the last century, launched in 2010 the Planche(S) Contact Festival of photographic creation, the only festival in France to be supported by public orders, counting on a specific artistic production. This opportunity for creation gives to the city a large contemporary heritage including pictures captured by Massimo Vitali, Paolo Roversi, David Amstrong, Kishin Shinoyama and many others. On the other hand, Deauville continues being the protagonist of photographic series taken by the leading photographs of the century.

MEDIA LIBRARY RESOURCES

Fourth component of the collection, the Deauville media library – now available online – already has a documentary base of 70,000 resources including 40,000 catalogued publications/books, about 7,000 CDs, 2,000 DVDs and a games library.

SPECIALIZED DOCUMENTARY RESOURCES

The Franciscanes collections are associated with two specialized documentary resources: one focused on the Heritage of Deauville, following multiple digital donations, and the other on horses, resulting from horse auctions’ donations and acquisitions. The ultimate objective is creating a reference documentary base, as equestrian activity is a major sector in the economy of the city.