The cultural centre at the Hôtel-Dieu in Carpentras : assessment and prospects for the transferal of the Inguimbertine library

The Inguimbertine, a unique library cum museum at the centre of a French municipal service, is the object of a vast transferal project to the old Hôtel-Dieu in Carpentras, which is in the process of being refurbished. Prior to this transfer an important computerization installation and the reorganization of the collections will need to be undertaken, together with requisite conservation facilities. It should provide an improved enhancement of the national heritage and the museum’s graphic collections as well as developing a public library service for a much more varied and wider reading public.