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Here be dragons

Dragons have played the role of bad guy in many a Western folk story or legend. They’ve been part of our literature and folklore as far back as we can remember (there’s one in Beowulf), and are still pervasive in …





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Field recording Irish traditional music

Today we have a guest post by Maeve Gebruers, Printed Materials Officer at Irish Traditional Music Archive. It was first published on Europeana Sounds blog on August 12, 2015. As well as collecting the contemporary and historic materials of Irish traditional music published …







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Caption this! summer competition

Circus Museum, CC BY-SA Here’s a little summer fun for you. Every Friday, we’ll share a great artwork or photo on Facebook and challenge you to come up with a witty caption for it. At the end of the summer, …





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Into the lions den with Rubens

The baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens was born on this day in 1577. Known as the ‘Prince of Painters’, and instantly recognisable for his grand, swirling style, his art now hangs in some of the greatest art galleries and most …