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      Emma Jacobs Signing Her New Book: The Little(r) Museums of Paris in Philadelphia


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      September 14, 2019

      Saturday   1:00 PM

      1632 Walnut Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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      Emma Jacobs Signing Her New Book: The Little(r) Museums of Paris

      The Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated Guide to the City's Hidden Gems Discover a new side of Paris, hidden in plain sight, with this beautifully illustrated guide to the city’s smaller collections and best-kept secrets, from artists’ studios to scientific museums. A visit to Paris can often seem like a highlight reel — the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris isn’t only about the big attractions; in fact, some might say it’s the offbeat destinations that hold the greatest treasures. The Little(r) Museums of Paris takes a whimsical journey through these smaller destinations, from the fantastical to the bizarre, offering both a guide to the city and inspiration for armchair travelers. Rather than traveling by neighborhood, this charming guide explores the different types of institutions nestled within Paris, from time capsules like the Musee Nissim de Camondo to explorations of the world beyond the city limits, including the Institute of the Arab World. Readers will peek behind the curtains of artists’ apartments and into the microscopes of collections of scientific oddities. Each entry opens up a new world of adventure, with a description of the museum’s collection, as well as a short history, watercolor illustrations, and a miniature map. For residents and visitors alike, the captivating illustrations and deeply-researched yet approachable writing will encourage greater appreciation of the cultural diversity, history, and colorful characters that give Paris that je ne sais quoi. About the Author: Emma Jacobs is a multimedia journalist who has reported internationally to NPR, Marketplace and PRI’s The World and previously worked in the newsroom of WHYY. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and Atlas Obscura. About This Event This event is a book signing and requires purchase of the book in order to be autographed or personalized.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Museums & Attractions | Neighborhood

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