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  • World Map: accessible from the homepage and from 'Teaching and Learning Tools' in the top navigation, this feature provides an interactive way of browsing the contents of the encyclopedia by place
  • Timeline of Surrealism: accessible from the homepage and from 'Teaching and Learning Tools' in the top navigation, the timeline provides an overview of key events, publications and films, and artworks in the history of Surrealism, from 1917 to 2016. The timeline also provides links to related content.

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