Month: August 2020

Porträt Charles Joseph Panckoucke (1736 - 1798)

Republic of Letters: Correspondence between Intellectuals in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

The “Republic of Letters” was established in Italy with the first humanists. Their abundant correspondence, which included letters that were both personal and intellectual, continued to the Enlightenment.

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illustration of a group of people walking by houses on bank of a canal

Henri Cassiers and his art advertising the Low Countries

Henri Cassiers’ artworks promoted tourist locations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Purr-fect puzzles for International Cat Day

Celebrated yearly on the 8th of August, International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day, is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them. This year it falls on a Caturday, so let’s celebrate meow!

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photograph of graves in a cemetery

Graveyard symbols: architectural markers of life and death

Exploring the meaning behind symbols on headstones, tombs and graves

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black and white photograph of exterior of a museum building

The Martorell Museum: the first public museum in Barcelona

Stemming from the collection of Francesc Martorell i Peña who died in 1878.

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Europeana Travel Roulette

Spin the wheel and be inspired to virtually visit interesting places across Europe

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