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    Bibliothèque Nationale de France - The Globes of Louis XIV - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    01 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2018    -    FRANCE , Paris
    Bibliothèque Nationale de France - The Globes of Louis XIV - Permanent Exhibition
    The Bibliothèque nationale de France presents the most spectacular items of its collection. An original setting has been chosen to enhance the beauty of the paintings adorning the spheres. Furthermore, the exhibition sets the Globes in their historical context, with a focus on the progress made in geographical sciences and world representation. A specific area is dedicated to the incredible story of the spheres that were made made for King Louis XIV. In addition, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) has made it possible to admire representations of the universe...
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    Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    09 Feb 2017 - 09 Feb 2019    -    UNITED STATES , San Marino
    Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times - Permanent Exhibition
    “Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times: Highlights from the Huntington Library,” features some 150 rare objects grouped thematically around 12 key works, prompting visitors to make fresh connections and to consider each item in a wider context. The exhibition provides unexpected juxtapositions and new insights into the collections, and into history itself.
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    Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest (Exhibitions)

    31 Mar 2017 - 11 Feb 2018    -    Oxford
    Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest
    Be transported to a tropical forest in this new exhibition that pairs up some of the Libraries' most iconic items. Featuring lavishly illustrated natural history books alongside more familiar titles, such as Handel's Messiah and Shakespeare's First Folio, this fascinating exhibition brings together some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian's collections.
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    Drawing Justice - The Art of Courtroom Illustration (Exhibitions)

    27 Apr 2017 - 30 Dec 2017    -    UNITED STATES
    Drawing Justice - The Art of Courtroom Illustration
    This exhibition showcases the Library’s extensive collections of original art by talented artists hired by both newspapers and television to capture the personal dynamics of legal trials. Skilled at quickly conveying both individual likenesses and the atmosphere of the courtroom, these artists create drawings that provide insight into the drama and impact of events in American law during the past fifty years.
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    British Museum - The business of prints (Exhibitions)

    21 Sep 2017 - 28 Jan 2018    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    British Museum - The business of prints
    This wide-ranging exhibition selects fine examples from the nation's print collection to look at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850.
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    Klassik Stiftung Weimar - Charlotte von Stein (Exhibitions)

    25 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017    -    GERMANY , Weimar
    Klassik Stiftung Weimar - Charlotte von Stein
    Charlotte von Stein gehört als wichtigste Bezugsperson Goethes in dessen erstem Weimarer Jahrzehnt, als Freundin Herzog Carl Augusts, Wielands, Herders, des Ehepaars Schiller und enge Vertraute der Herzogin Louise zu den zentralen Figuren des klassischen Weimar.
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    René Goscinny. Au-delà du rire - Beyond laughter (Exhibitions)

    27 Sep 2017 - 04 Mar 2018    -    FRANCE , Paris
    René Goscinny. Au-delà du rire - Beyond laughter
    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of René Goscinny’s death, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du judaïsme presents the first retrospective dedicated to the co-creator of both Astérix and the Petit Nicolas. The exhibition gathers over 200 works among which original drawing boards, scenari and numerous never-presented before documents belonging to Goscinny’s archives.
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    Buchwelten - Book Worlds (German language) (Exhibitions)

    01 Oct 2017 - 02 Feb 2018    -    GERMANY , Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe
    Buchwelten - Book Worlds (German language)
    Zeitgenössische Künstler, die sich in ihrem Werk mit Natur und Landschaft auseinandersetzen, richten ihren Fokus immer wieder auf das Buch und die Schrift als Ausdrucksform. Aus beschriebenen Seiten oder geschnitzten Büchern werden Landschaften komponiert und aus natürlichen Materialien entstehen Buchobjekte.
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    British Library: Harry Potter: A History of Magic - Journey to where magic and myth began (Exhibitions)

    20 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    British Library: Harry Potter: A History of Magic - Journey to where magic and myth began
    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with this extraordinary new addition to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? The British Library will unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and...
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    Oser l'Encyclopédie. Un combat des Lumières (Exhibitions)

    20 Oct 2017 - 19 Jan 2018    -    FRANCE , Paris
    Oser l'Encyclopédie. Un combat des Lumières
    L’Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751-1772), codirigée par Diderot, D’Alembert et Jaucourt, constitue la plus vaste entreprise éditoriale du 18e siècle, par le nombre des forces humaines mobilisées, l’étendue des savoirs convoqués, et son retentissement en Europe. La publication de cet « ouvrage immense et immortel » (Voltaire), dont la première édition rassemble 28 volumes, quelque 74 000 articles et près de 2 600 planches,...
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