Collections

Explore our collection by theme, topic, century, and institution.

Themes

Humans have always moved from one place to another. Discover the stories of famous migrants and the journeys and lives of ordinary people to, from and within Europe.

Explore recordings, sheet music, instruments and musical styles, as well as composers and performers.

Explore the study of animals and plants through drawings, photographs and texts of specimens and the biologists and botanists who studied them.

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

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Features

Discover notable women 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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Latest galleries

Explore 3D models of buildings, sites and objects from across Europe. The Twin it! 3D for Europe’s culture campaign, by the European Commission and the Europeana Initiative, invited European Union Member States to select and share at least one emblematic…

Art Nouveau posters from the famous art movement. The latter half of the 19th century saw an increase in print media and advertising. Explore more in our exhibition Art Nouveau - A Universal Style.

Including well-known buildings such as the Belfry, Saint John’s Hospital and the city gates, the women at the fish market, the people posing in front of their houses, coal merchants walking along the streets and more, this gallery reminds us that Bruges w…

This gallery - curated under the Watching Videos Like a Historian project - features audiovisual heritage material around women in the media.

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Recent items

National Heritage Board of Latvia

Szász Endre /1926-2003/

Porcelain Museum

The project "Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum"