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museum of decorative Arts and Design

musée des Arts décoratifs
et du Design de Bordeaux
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39 rue Bouffard,
33000 Bordeaux
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Timetable 11 am - 6 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and holidays
(open on July 14 and August 15)
opening hours and admission

decorative arts

Paul Courteault


Historian, archaeologist and professor of letters, Paul Courteault (1867-1950) was the first curator of the Musée d’Art Ancien (Museum of Ancient Art). A lecturer in regional history at the University of Bordeaux, he was also in charge of the collections of the lapidarium, the Carrère and Frères-Bonie museums, and the city’s coins and medals archive.

As president of the Bordeaux National Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts from 1912 to 1948, he shared his knowledge and expertise in no fewer than 430 publications.