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The cake we had made for the farewell party for our Director, Elske van Holk. Archive logo!


Britsoc Zine April 2013

Thanks to Britsoc for putting us in the latest edition of their ZINE (2013) - we're on p.77! If you want to find out more about the upcoming symposium mentioned in the article, check out our website:


What Do You Miss From Your Expat Life? – (As a repatriate, what strange thing do you suddenly find yourself missing from your ex-expat country?) A collaboration of the responses to this question – from our own archive and from our followers!


Our guest post on The Expat Hub, all about our unique archive of expat life stories

"The decision making power that rests with the bureaucrat's rubber stamp is seemingly at odds with the fragility of the paper which carries their decree." Read more:

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Thanksgiving programme cover from a school in Colombia, c.1950. This is part of a collection that was thrown away and recovered by a collector from a flea market.

Look at all the new books in our expat library! Over 80 titles donated by Jo Parfitt. Thanks Jo! Get in touch with us if you want to visit/use our collection.

Read the story of Alphons Vermeulen in the Congo, 1898-1929. The ultimate expat?

50th birthday, or "wanted" poster? Photographer Kalle Kuikkaniemi ( looked at Dutch communication from an expat perspective, with the confusion and absurdity that sometimes comes with it, starting his research at the Expatriate Archive Centre. Read more:


Our stand at Feel at Home in The Hague 2012. We'll be back there on 15th September in a new location, and at Expatica's Amsterdam fair on 3 November. Follow the link to find out where else we'll be this autumn: