News from Paradise, the exhibition at the Musée de la Poste

News from Paradise, the exhibition at the Musée de la Poste

What could be better than sending postcards to your loved ones during your travels? The postcard is the essential item for travelers, the most cherished souvenir for sending thoughts to loved ones.

The exhibition "News from Paradise," presented at the Museum of the Post, invites you to embark on a journey within a journey, discovering postcards sent throughout different eras. Through collaboration with the National Archives, you can admire holiday postcards from a historical, sociological, and artistic perspective through a selection highlighting the evolution of photographic codes and holiday destinations.

From the late 19th century onwards, the postcard becomes a true ritual for vacationers and, in some cases, a collectible item. The selection of postcards also traces the evolution of holiday destinations, with the advent of paid vacations and new vacationers' habits.

In addition to the evolution of postcards and writing practices, the journey immerses you in the manufacturing process of this fascinating object.

The exhibition also provides insight into the artists and illustrators who have shaped the history of the postcard through their iconic creations that have contributed to shaping the collective imagination around travel and holidays.

Moreover, interactive workshops are offered to visitors, allowing everyone to create their personalized postcard, drawing inspiration from the techniques and styles presented in the exhibition.

The postcard, much more than a simple means of communication, thus becomes a true testimony to the social, cultural, and artistic history of travel and holidays through the ages.

The exhibition is suitable for all audiences, from history enthusiasts to art lovers, as well as curious individuals eager to explore the fascinating world of the postcard.

What are you waiting for? Embark on a journey through hundreds of postcards dating from the late 19th century to the present day and discover the secrets of their production!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve into the history of this small object filled with memories and emotions, and come experience an enriching experience at the Museum of the Post.

Until 03/18/24. Open every day except Tuesdays, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Photo © NFT gallery - Unsplash

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