For very many years, essay competitions were a popular way of encouraging people throughout Europe to devote themselves to science. This was particularly so in the eighteenth century - the century of ‘sociability'. Usually, anyone, anywhere in Europe, could enter these competitions. In many Eu ...
Teylers Museum

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 Foundation House
Founding and growth
 Martinus van Marum
Main actors
 Conflicting ideals
 Charity and almshouses
Teyler's era
 Acquisititions Policy
 The Encyclopaedia as a<br> monument to the<br> Enlightenment
Thinking and doing