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Happy Birthday to the Louvre

Musée du Louvre first opened its doors to the public on this day in 1793, hosting an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. Before its birth as a museum, the Louvre was a royal palace for more than two centuries. Today the historic landmark in central […]

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United Kingdom: Ed Vaizey / Fiona Hyslop

Arti­cle by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in the UK Government, and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs in the Scottish Government: We are delighted to choose this picture of John Logie Baird as our key Europeana image. Television – vision from afar – was one of the greatest inventions […]

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Works from the Louvre

The 10th of August marks the opening of the Louvre Museum. It was first opened in 1793 with an exhibition consisting of 537 paintings and the amount of works presented has been growing ever since. Louvre’s immense collection of 35,000 artworks makes picking just a few works for highlighting difficult. I was looking through their […]

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