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Open page of a passport depicting Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp’s Republique Française passport, issued October 22, 1954 (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives: Alexina and Marcel Duchamp Papers)

Duchamp Research Portal

The Duchamp Research Portal is an online platform that aggregates a selection of digitized archival holdings and museum collections at three partner institutions (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, and the Association Marcel Duchamp) to make a significant portion of primary source materials related to Marcel Duchamp accessible and discoverable through a single interface.

Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) was one of the most influential artists of the modern era. He changed the way we think about art. Duchamp’s work—which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, and readymades—represents a legacy that informs our understanding of the development of modern and contemporary art.

The portal provides free access to more than 18,000 documents and artworks comprising nearly 50,000 digitized images. The materials include correspondence, drawings, technical plans, photographs, exhibition ephemera, newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, and more. These archival resources offer users throughout the world a unique window into Duchamp’s life and artistic production.