It is the ambition of the collection "Shared heritage" to collect outstanding documents bearing witness to the relations between France and the world, in order to make them accessible everywhere and to all and to put them in context thanks to the latest researches findings as well.
Diplomatic, commercial, scientific and cultural exchanges compose the very fabric of the relations between France and many countries around the world, a shared history ripe with convergences and tensions. Thousands of manuscript or printed pages, photographs, prints, posters and maps, scattered among many institutions, testify to the wealth and fruitfulness of these exchanges.
The BnF and its partners in France and abroad take these unique documents from their collections and digitize them to introduce them in a new collection of thematic websites. In order To better understand them, the best French and foreign specialists have been solicited to highlight these sources by their analyzes.
It is up to you to turn the pages of these intersecting stories, to better build new ones ...