Are you a student or a research professor? The National Air and Space Museum of France offers numerous multidisciplinary resources, digitalized under the stewardship of the Department of Science and collections, to help you with your research work.

Our collections

You can find no fewer than 200 major items of our collections on our website, from aircraft to artworks. Each item has its own label that tells you more about its history and main features.

To guide you in your research, the collections are sorted into time periods, exhibition halls, types or technical characteristics.

The research and documentation centre


Our database

  • Are you looking for a book? Visit Alexandrie, the Research and Documentation Centre’s library catalogue.
  • Are you looking for a publication/a periodical? Check the PDF versions of our inventories.

Private archives and documentary collections

Finding aids can help you explore our resources: take a look at our file plans, listings, inventories and PDF documents.

Virtual guided tours

With our virtual guided tours, follow us around the halls to discover the emblematic aircraft and objects of the museum’s collections. Are you ready to take off?

Virtual conferences

You can watch the latest conferences held at the National Air and Space Museum of France on our YouTube channel and on Canal U (in French)

The museum and you

Our collections have grown over the years not only thanks to acquisitions but also to donations. If you wish to take part in the museum’s cultural enrichment, you can entrust us with your documents, archives or collector’s items.

The museum makes a point of being attentive to its visitors’ dreams, so feel free to contact us if you want to suggest an acquisition.

Contact the Department of Science and Collections