‘The Literature of the Liberation - The French Experience in Print 1944-1946′
Literature of the Liberation - The French Experience in Print 1944-1946
Cambridge University Library, 7 May-11 October 2014.
The exhibition celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris and showed some of the books that were published, mainly in France, after August 1944 and before the end of 1946, on the subjects of the Second World War, the German Occupation of France, and the liberation by the Allies in 1944-1945.
Beautiful books began to be published immediately after the Liberation of Paris in August 1944 even though the war was still being fought in France. Once Paris was free and the Vichy government had collapsed there was no longer censorship, and it is the immediacy of this response and the quality of the books themselves that makes this period so interesting.
Many of the volumes are association copies with important dedications, but it is the books themselves that are evidence of the importance that the French people attached to publishing accounts of their experiences during the crisis that had befallen France.
The exhibition also travelled to the Grolier Club, New York in January 2015.
'Machu Picchu & the Camera'
Photographs by Hiram Bingham, Martin Chambi, and Charles Chadwyck-Healey.
An exhibition of photographs held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in 2002, which afterwards travelled to The British Museum, the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, the Cambridge University of Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and in 2012 to the Royal Geographical Society in London.
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