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Explore printed publications from 1618 to the 1980s. Discover headlines, full-text articles, advertisements, and the writers behind them.

Explore the history of photography, discover incredible images and find out about the photographers behind them.

Explore the history of sport and sports people, with photographs, films, sound recordings and texts documenting everything from everyday experiences to the heights of Olympic glory.

Explore the events of 1914-1918 through official histories, politics and propaganda to untold personal stories from the front line and the home front.

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Explore notable figures and their work throughout history

Explore disability stories, narratives and heritage from Europe and beyond

a black and white photograph of a man sitting behind a loom-like device that has multiple threads coming down into the spine of a book. The man is in the process of threading a new page through the threads to add to the book.

Heritage showing how artisans and crafters have shaped and remade culture through the ages

Find your crayons! Sharpen your coloured pencils! And enjoy adding colours in one of the books we have prepared for you.

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Lajos Kozma (8 June 1884 - 26 November 1948) was one of the most authentic representatives of Hungarian Art Nouveau in the early 20th century. This is a subjective selection of Lajos Kozma's furniture designs and their realized furniture versions from…

Across the world different cultures have combined handwriting and art to create aesthetic works of text. These differing traditions across communities and timespans are fascinating to compare.

Since the dawn of time, craftsmen have indulged in designing chairs for the most varied uses. If in the most ancient times chairs were a prerogative reserved for men of power and the aristocratic classes, from the 16th century onwards the chair experience…

What food do you recognise in these pictures? What do you like to eat? What don't you like to eat?

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Croatian Conservation Institute

Hrvatski restauratorski zavod

Kaunas Regional State Archives