Like Jules Verne's novel, this exhibition takes a journey around the globe with 80 travel-themed letters by famous figures from the world of the arts and science.
It includes Eugène Delacroix’s notes from his diplomatic trip to Morocco and how they inspired his paintings; Jack Kerouac writes to his mother about life on the Californian coast; Ernest Hemingway describes hitting the town in Quebec, living in Cuba and going on safari in Africa.
The Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (MLMB) is using the exhibition to support the non-profit association Move to Sport which helps people with multiple sclerosis to gain exercise. The museum features about 500 antique letters and manuscripts, dating from the 12th century to today, including notes by Einstein while he struggled to pen his theory of relativity.
Tues-Fri 10.00-18.00 Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00
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Around the world in 80 letters
Museum of Letters and Manuscripts, Galerie du Roi 1, tel. +32(0)25147187.