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Introducing the Tallinn Collector

The Tallinn Collector is a website that showcases Soviet-era tourism guides and brochures to the Estonian capital, Tallinn. It gives its readers a glimpse of what life was like in the 70’s and 80’s, and a taste of Soviet propaganda. …


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Claude Monet: Rejecting the Traditional Approach

On November 14 in 1840, one of the founders of the Impressionism movement was born on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. Oscar-Claude Monet started this movement along with his friends Renoir, Sisley …


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Rembrandt: the Art of Self Portraits

No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. The Dutch master painted more self portraits than any other artist of the 17th century. In more than 90 portraits of himself that date from …


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WW1: A Day at the Hospital

After the First World War started, the flow of casualties soon overwhelmed the existing medical facilities. Large numbers of public and private buildings (often large houses) were turned over for use as small hospitals, most of which operated as annexes …



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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 …