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Discover the French photography with Arago

Arago is the online museum of the French photography. Aiming to offer a free, direct access to every single collection of art photography kept in France, the web portal is in the process of digitalizing the collections of numerous museums, libraries, foundations, companies and even artists photographers or their legal successors. Arago's mission is thus to highlight the tremendous role of France in the history of photography since its discovery and to ensure that French photographers and collections are properly showcased. Start your visit here...

Books - Events & News

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    Dibuka

    Dibuka Library is closed until further notice

    Due to the current situation, and the Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, your favourite library in town will unfortunately be closed until further notice. Read more
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    Events and News

    Somebody Told Me - An Audio Theatre Experience

    Put on your headphones, sit back and make yourself comfortable! Are you ready? Come and follow the adventure of 5 travellers embarking on a dreamy, fun and quirky journey aboard a hot-air balloon.Somebody Told Me was born out of an international collaboration between five actors who have selected… Read more
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    Dibuka

    Dibuka is reopening, by appointment only!

    The Francophone multimedia library Dibuka is slowly reopening, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. And because we've missed you so much, we, at the French Institute and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, have prepared some surprise bags for you! SURPRISE BAGS AT DIBUKA WHAT ? We… Read more

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Patrick Chamoiseau with Nadine Gordimer during the French Season in South Africa

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