Showpeople as early adopters

What role did science and technology once play at the fairground? And how were…

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Leave more room for chance, intuition and unexpected twists

Nele Wynants is a professor of art and theatre studies at UAntwerp. Her…

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Travelling zoos as knowledge mediators?

Travelling zoos were a common and very popular form of entertainment in the…

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An image speaks a thousand words

A Nigerian medical student went viral when he shared an illustration of a black…

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A peek into the day-to-day life of showpeople

Strolling across a nineteenth-century fairground, we would be greeted by a…

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The secret life of objects

Have you ever been seized by the historical weight of an object? Experienced an…

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Fairground organs, X-rays and cinema: Science and technology at the funfair

'Science and technology… at the fairground? The fair, that’s mostly fun,…

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Funfair culture to be recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage?

This past year-end, the Musée des Arts Forains in Paris celebrated funfair…

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Viewer discretion advised: An exceptional collection of wax figures

We meet PhD student Gitte Samoy in Berchem, in a basement full of strange…

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