Explore photographs by pioneering women photographers from across Europe
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is a role model for generations of artists, bisexual women and people with disabilities.
Celebrating artworks by a selection of significant female artists from across Europe and throughout history
How Art Nouveau reflects women’s changing roles and status in the late 19th century.
British botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins was a pioneer in photography and cyanotypes
Misia Sert was one of the most intriguing and influential women in Belle Époque Paris.
Maria Sibylla Merian was born in Frankfurt in 1647 and raised in a family of artists.
Italian Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola was the first female artist to achieve international recognition
Pioneered by designer Madeleine Vionnet, bias cut fashion turned a technical innovation into curvaceous silhouettes
Declaring feminine willpower through fashion, Elsa Schiaparelli is one of fashion history's most renowned personalities.
Discover the changing silhouettes of women's fashion in the 20th century.
Bridal dresses in traditional Greek culture are colourful, rich and varied.
A female fashion family affair. Callot Soeurs was one of the most influential fashion houses of the 20th century.
Active in the Dutch reform dress movement, Marie-Jeanette de Lange left a legacy on female fashion and society
Literature & writers
Meet the female authors and illustrators who brought the fairy tale to life
Serbia’s first feminist author: a writer and traveller who led a remarkable life
Learn about the life of the Swedish author and activist who wrote beloved children's books.
Travelling in our minds with books, like Selma Lagerlöf's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
World War I diaries of a journalist and novelist who was Italy's first female newspaper editor
Read about female characters in European literature who broke the mould.
van Schurman was a humanist, writer, and poet in the 17th Century. Se was the first female Dutch university student.
Alice Guy-Blaché was a cinema pioneer: the first female film director and the first woman to run her own studio
Clémentine Delait was a French bearded lady who found fame in the early 20th century
Singer-songwriter and advocate for the rights of Black people across the world
Hugely talented Swedish opera singer who enjoyed worldwide fame in the mid-19th century
Dancer, spy and freedom fighter - Josephine Baker was a force throughout her life as a performer and activist.
From Hollywood glamour to the Siberian gulag, explore this Lithuanian actor and director's life
Swedish jazz singer and actress Monica Zetterlund’s long career lasted for several decades.
Society & politics
Activist, feminist, politician and Holocaust survivor, whose life reflects high and low points of the 20th century
What visual representations of women working tell us about women’s history
African-American political activist, philosopher and author combatting racism, sexism and homophobia
Long before the home office was invented, working at home was already commonplace for one group within society: women.
Women's work has long been overlooked, raising questions of equality, rights and work-life balance.
Champion figure skater who was the first Dutch gold medal winner at the Winter Olympic Games
Hungarian Olympic gold medallist who survived the Holocaust and lived through the 1956 Revolution
Trude Pritzi and Richard Bergmann were table tennis world champions from Vienna
Studies & sciences
Discover the stories of pioneering female archaeologists from across Europe
The famous scientist is remembered for her discoveries and pioneering research on radioactivity.
Aletta Jacobs was one of the women involved in fighting for suffrage who had a profound impact on Dutch society.
Explore more blogs
Learn how small paper flowers were used to raised funds for those with tuberculosis.
From earth goddess festival to family feast - did you know that Mother’s Day has its roots in ancient traditions?
Discover the history of the Singer company and their world-changing sewing machines.
Christina of Sweden was one of the most learned women and benefactors in Rome.
The Fàbrica Gròber textile factory is a landmark of Girona history even today, 40 years after its closure.
It is hard to imagine that a little over a century ago, women were discouraged from riding their bicycles.
The Women's Peace Party was founded in 1915 as a reaction to the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914.
Learning scenarios about women
English, French, History, Philosophy - Secondary school, Upper secondary
English, History, Language subjects - Upper secondary
A Learning Scenario on why girls often refrain from taking up education in STEM fields. One of the reasons is the lack of inspiration and role models.
In this learning scenario learn how the position of women in the labour market has changed significantly over the centuries. Discover how women transcended traditional roles associated with household work and domestic tasks.
This learning scenario illustrates the importance of human rights and women’s rights in the context of feminism.
This learning scenario is about the problem of gender inequality and workplace diversity in Serbia and possibly in other European countries.
Art, English, History - Primary School
When trying to connect Cultural Heritage and Primary school, some difficulties might arise due to the difficulty in adapting the lesson to the level of the students or making them realize the importance of History and its impact in our lives. Working with…