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Parisian Haute Couture in the Early 1900s

What’s a better place to show of 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 …


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Introducing #OpenCollections

For those of you who are dedicated followers of the Europeana Facebook and Twitter accounts,  you have probably already seen #OpenCollections in your newsfeed in the last couple of weeks. #OpenCollections highlights some of the most interesting and high quality …