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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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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Graveyard symbols: architectural markers of life and death

Exploring the meaning behind symbols on headstones, tombs and graves

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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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Travel gear for globetrotters throughout the 20th Century

How the emerging travel industry inspired trends in fashion and accessories in the 20th century.

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Trekking through Europe: a history of hiking

Explore the history of hiking in Europe, from Wandervögel to Grand Randonnée

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Summer sketched: the Skagen Painters in Denmark

A group of Scandinavian artists gathered in Skagen in the 19th century

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Private and Public Letters

Read about the famous epistolary cases from 14th and 17th century when private correspondence entered public life.

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Sustainability and Tourism

The impact of tourism, and the way forward towards environmental, social and economic harmony.

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