Access 200 years of BNP Paribas history in one click!
19.11.2021 | Group
With podcasts, spotlights on remarkable archives, Retronews videos, and more, the BNP Paribas Well of History website offers new content and an enhanced search function. Whether you are an historian, an enthusiast, a student or just curious, travel through two centuries of history and archives with 552 historical annual reports, over 150 contextualised archive documents, 180 illustrated articles and much more.
“The Well of History presents the Group’s 200-year history – everything that makes BNP Paribas what it is today. To explore BNP Paribas’ heritage is to explore 200 years of economic and financial history spanning five continents.” Marie Laperdrix, Head of the Archives & History department
New features to enhance the reader’s journey
Launched in 2015 by the BNP Paribas Archives & History department, the Well of History website has been redesigned by reorganising and enriching its content. Its design, user journeys and editorial content have been revamped to offer a new experience tailored to the needs of each user.
Browsing made easier for all user profiles
Access all content from the home page
Fine tune searches with advanced filters (theme, date, region, type of content, etc.)
Choose the format you prefer: articles, themed files, videos, podcasts, etc.
Select articles according to their reading time
View the map of BNP Paribas’ historical archives for academics...
Read, watch or listen to new themed series
- ‘Spotlight on remarkable archives’ – archive documents to better understand the present
- ‘Comme DAB’ – a podcast series with anecdotes providing a behind-the-scenes insight and little-known events in the Group’s history
- ‘Retronews’ – a series of videos developed in partnership with the National Library of France to discover BNP Paribas’ history through press archives
- ‘Office automation and IT at BNP Paribas’ – a new behind-the-scenes look at BNP Paribas’ collection of historical objects stored in Dinan – coming in 2022.
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