Area: 4,500 sq.m
Nearest car park: Centre - Grande Arche
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
The Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, abbreviated by the acronym Fnac, is a state-owned collection of contemporary art. The conservation and management of this collection has been entrusted to the Centre national des arts plastiques.
This collection brings together more than 90,000 pieces of plastic arts, photographs, decorative art and design, which have been kept since 1991 in a 4,500 sq.m building under the La Défense esplanade. It is therefore a repository and not an exhibition space, the artworks being loaned out according to requests from museums, administrations or other events.
Bringing together the entire collection, the National Fund for Contemporary Art took its current name in 1976, by a decree of 25 May. Its origins lie in a service set up in 1791. It is managed by the Centre national des arts plastiques, which has been guarding and managing it on behalf of the State since 2003.