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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 …






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St. John’s Dance – why can’t they stop dancing?

Today, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Anglicans celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist. But have you heard about St. John’s Dance? In 1374, on the streets of Aachen, Germany, people started dancing involuntarily. They moved frantically until near …






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Doodling with a desperate sub-text

Europeana isn’t all ancient art and trench warfare. There’s modern stuff in the collections too. But because it’s recent, a lot of it is still in copyright, which means it can’t be easily shared in places like this blog. But …