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September, 2018

Le domaine de Chantilly face à la guerre (1914 – 1919)

September 15, 2018 - January 7, 2019

Daily life at the Chateau de Chantilly during World War One is the focus of this exhibition. Previously unseen photos and documents from the archives are going to be on display for the first time revealing what it was like at Chantilly during this period, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

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October, 2018

Primitifs de la photographie

October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019

A presentation of photographs from the Duke d’Aumale’s remarkable collection dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. Among some of the subjects featured in the photographs are views of the Alps by the Braun brothers, news photos by Robert Howlett, and the beginnings of amateur and industrial photography. This exhibition is supported by Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly.

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Le Grand Siècle des Ecrivains

October 30, 2018 - February 18, 2019

This exhibition is highlighting the masters of “classical” style who can be seen in the statues and portraits that adorn the Domaine de Chantilly and showcasing how some texts have become pillars of French literature while others have sunk into oblivion. It also commemorates the 350th anniversary of the first performance of Molière’s Tartuffe at Chantilly. Beautiful 17th century editions are going to be on display in the Reading Room of the Library.

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