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Did you see our popular illustrated series called “Parisians in Profile”? Journalist Emma Jacobs interviewed Parisians from all walks of life, telling their stories through colorful illustrations. Now fans will be thrilled to know that she’s published a beautiful illustrated book called The Little(r) Museums of Paris. Out now in North America and Europe!
Part-travelogue, part-guidebook, the book covers atmospheric house museums, scientific collections, and even a former wine warehouse now full of antique carousels. It includes stories and highlights of more than fifty collections and conversations with curators, living museums founders and artists. You’ll meet heroes of the French resistance, the devoted Edith Piaf fan who turned two rooms of his tiny Paris apartment into a museum, a designer who reconstructs period rooms from paintings and photographs, museum curators and artists.
The text is accompanied by pen and watercolor illustrations and practical information to visit these museums yourself. In Paris? Emma Jacobs will be hosting an informal book event at Cafe Peloton on Saturday, June 15th.
Purchase on Amazon below, at your local bookstore, or direct from the publisher:
Lead photo credit : Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. "The Little(r) Museums of Paris" by Emma Jacobs