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Parlez-vous Français? Celebrating France and The French

When:

Mon 4 Dec 2017, 8:30am–5:00pm
Tue 5 Dec 2017, 8:30am–5:00pm
Wed 6 Dec 2017, 8:30am–5:00pm
Thu 7 Dec 2017, 8:30am–5:00pm
Fri 8 Dec 2017, 8:30am–5:00pm

Where: University of Otago Library, 65 Albany St, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

This exhibition reflects the country’s variety: French printing; the reign of Louis XIV; works by dramatists Corneille and Dumas; an original Voltaire letter; maps of Paris; foods and fashion; science; travel; novels by Rabelais, Hugo, and Camus; and poetry by Baudelaire and Apollinaire.

In addition, a suite of engravings of New Zealand birds drawn by French artists. Except for a few items from private collections, all of the materials on display are from the University of Otago Special Collections. Profitez-en!

‘Tout homme a deux pays, le sien et puis la France’ (‘Every man has two countries - his own and France.’) – Charlemagne, in Henri de Bornier’s La Fille de Roland (1875)

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