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The Moving Past: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

It’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and what better to celebrate with some moving images that can be found via Europeana. Celebrations for this dat take place every year on October 27. This day was chosen by UNESCO (the United …


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Parisian Haute Couture in the Early 1900s

What’s a better place to show off your new outfit than the popular horse racing tracks in a chic Westen neighbourhood of Paris. The popularity of Longchamp, where races were run for the first time in 1857, signalled a general …


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Autumn Inspired Art

The second month of Autumn, it’s starting to get cold and wet. Trees loose their green colour and eventually let go of their leaves. Autumn is a season people love or loathe. Many painters have been inspired by this season, …


Orangutans drink tea too

‘Take some more tea’

It is finally beginning to look and feel a lot like autumn outside. Perfect weather to curl up with a book and a cup of tea. This week, we celebrate the whimsy of tea time. Two orangutans sipping delicately from …


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Help the National Library of France acquire a national treasure

 By Claire Bertrand The French National Library has launched a public appeal for the acquisition of a royal manuscript of King François I of France,Description des Douze Césars avec leurs figures (Tours, c. 1520). This exceptional manuscript, classified as a national …


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Contraceptives, buttons and much more

Written by – Ingeborg Verheul, Collection Manager – Library and Archive Atria Since a few years and to a growing extend, objects form an additional source for historical research. Digitisation makes the material easily accessible for research. The objects collection …