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Academy for the study of tobacco and tobacco pipes

The Academy’s central object is to advance the education of the public in the economic and social history of tobacco and pipe smoking worldwide.

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L’Académie Internationale de la Pipe

The Academy came into being in 1984 on the initiative of a Frenchman, André-Paul Bastien with our inaugral meeting held in Paris in 1985. Initially based in Italy it moved to France in 1992. The Academy has always tried to promote knowledge and research about tobacco pipes and their use in every era, in all parts of the world and from every angle, whether cultural, artistic, scientific, sociological or ethnographic. In 2008 we moved our head office to Liverpool, under new charitable articles of association (Registered Charity Number 1126166) and new Internal Rules.

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