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News item image R.I.P. - 200 years of Funeral Culture

The last vigil, dying at home, the coffins made by the village carpenter and so on – it’s as though traditional Flemish funeral culture itself died a silent death during the course of the 20th century. But the exhibition R.I.P. 200 Years of Funeral Culture in Flanders aims to safeguard these old traditions and reminiscences for the future, at the same time illustrating how and why they have changed so radically over the past decades.

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News item image Help Nepal Earthquake Victims

Nepal has been seriously devastated by 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015. Over 8,600 people have died (with death toll rising) making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country, thousands more are missing, injured, and countless more have been displaced.

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News item image The Funeral Professional's Guide to Pet Loss

The new book provides tools and strategies that will help you start a pet loss operation or make an existing one more effective.

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News item image Flashback to Necropolis 2014

Flashback Friday! On 28-30th October 2014 The FIAT-IFTA visited Necropolis 2014 exhibition in Moscow, Russia. Yet, we would like to look back today with a photo overview.

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News item image Cosmetology for Funeral Professionals

"Specialized Cosmetology for Funeral Professionals" is the book useful to those funeral homes that desire to expand their personnel skills in providing basic hair care to decedents.

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News item image President Marc POIRIER visits The Netherlands

After a few days in Brussels, Marc Poirier and his wife Andre Godin have visited The Netherlands from Tuesday, May 4 to Sunday, May 10. A mixed tourist and business visit to the capital Amsterdam and to Hilversum where FIAT-IFTA headquarters are located on the premises of the Cremation and Funeral Home van Vuure Company.

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News item image 14 Famous Memorial Sites For Musicians

Twenty-nine years ago today, Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public. Since then, the estate has drawn hordes of visitors to honor the King of Rock and Roll. But what about the other sites around the world that celebrate legendary musicians? Here are 14 famous gravesites, memorials, and statues of some of the most influential names in music history.

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