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  • BnF BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE

  • The National Library of France houses the French printed heritage in its François Mitterrand site. The building was built by Dominique Perrault and inaugurated in 1995. Heir to the royal archives, the building houses rich and varied collections but is also a high cultural place (library for the general public, exhibitions, conferences, visits). Discover the history of BnF

    "As a continuation of the commemorations of the bicentenary of the Geographical Society, created in Paris in 1821, created in 1922, the Bibliothèque nationale de France is organising from 10 May to 21 August 2022 a major exhibition "Faces of Exploration in the 19th Century. From myth to history". It will be held in gallery 1 of the François Mitterrand site and will cover about 350 m2. Hélène Blais, a professor at the École normale supérieure, and Olivier Loiseaux, general curator of the BnF's Department of Maps and Charts, will curate the exhibition. Discover the exhibition.

    The conference of Professor Christian Grataloup, (retired from) Université de Paris Cité untitled : 
     
    « Métagéographies. Des découpages majeurs pour dire le Monde » 
     July the 20th 22 at 6:30, Petit auditorium in BNF

    The conference will be in french.

    Delegates have free access to the exhibition upon presentation of their delegate card.
    Guided tours of the exhibition are offered free of charge to participants of the conference. Register for a guided tour of the exhibition "Faces of Exploration in the 19th Century. From myth to history".

    A tour of the Library district is also proposed on Tuesday, July 19, 2-4pm. Discover the social program of the UGI colloquium. Registration will open on March 31, 2022. Discover now the neighborhood from a virtual excursion.

    The BnF will also host a session of the UGI Paris 2022 colloquium "What place for time in geography? (session in french).

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