Month: March 2014

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Re-use of fashion heritage and new digital perspectives

Just think of a designer delving into a brand archive to inspire a new collection or a director researching a fashion film. Using fashion heritage is not just looking at the past but discovering how the past can become relevant in a contemporary context. While previously kept in archives and only seen by researchers and […]

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Turning the spotlight (and your MP3 player!) on to the European audio heritage

By Axelle Bergeret-Cassagne What do a Mozart concerto, the cries of a seagull, a lecture on the international rock scene, the voice recording of the Emperor Kaiser Franz Joseph I in 1915, and the Latvian folk song Pūt, vējiņi (Blow, wind, blow) have in common? These are all part of our European audio heritage. The […]

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Brussels Cartoon Postcards

A number of reasons caused a revival of the caricature during the war in Belgium. It’s an interesting medium. Exaggeration or simplification of facts creates a comic effect and it reflects the essence of a situation so it can be comprehended at one glance. At the same time, it can contain deeper meanings that are only […]

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Oh, Oh, Den Haag: A portrait of The Hague

There is a famous Dutch song by Harry Jekkers, called ‘Oh Oh Den Haag’, of which the refrain literally translates to “Oh Oh The Hague, beautiful city, behind the dunes”. And indeed, Den Haag, as the Dutch say it (with a ‘g’ that is unpronounceable ‘g’ for many foreigners) is a nice city to live […]

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