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Living in a medieval castle

Exploring interior architecture in the Middle Ages

a group of people in colourful clothing stands on a hill with mountains in the background. They're gathered around a large pile of textiles in bright clothing.
The dowry

Symbol of patriarchy, or totem of female creativity?

an arm is outstretched towards the sky with a closed fist, holding an explosion of blown glass streaked with red. The glass spiders out and clutches several stones in an array around the fist.
Playing with glass

Julie Legrand's glass craft

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Spectator sport: looking at sporting crowds

Watching people's passions for sport

a photograph of a wooden bas-relief on a wall of an old Cuban woman with a cigar in her mouth, wearing a head scarf and a colourful collared shirt.
Craft and education

An interview with Maïté Mazel

Group of people sitting in front of a train carriage. They have sacks and baskets with their belongings.
The Asia Minor Catastrophe

Marking 100 years since the end of the Greco-Turkish War

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Caring for intangible cultural heritage

How to safeguard transient, traditional and untouchable culture

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Five flavours of intangible cultural heritage

From panto to performance

The not so dark Middle Ages

Debunking the myth of Middle Ages as a time of backwardness

A richly decorated building with a domed ceiling and several little towers, in Venice, Italy
The Venice Film Festival in the Luce Archive

The origins of the world’s oldest film festival

3D model of a conference room in a medieval castle, with seats and tables in a circular layout
Exploring Slovenia's castles in 3D

Tracing history through (virtual) heritage sites

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Exploring thermal baths and pilgrimage

Cultural and natural heritage in Italy

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A taste of terroir?

French food as cultural heritage and the role of locality

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Sailor suits in fashion

How the naval uniform became nautical style

a person pulling a piece of fabric off of a roller in a velvet factory
Welcome to Prato

Where craft means tradition, modernity and passion

collage of two posters for Carnsore Point anti-nuclear shows
Anti-nuclear protests at Carnsore Point

Environmental action in Ireland

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Castellers: Catalonia's human towers

'Strength, balance, courage and good judgement'

Analogue days

On air and on the move: radio stories

Reading medieval coins

What coins where used in the Middle Ages and how far they travelled

black and white photograph of opening event for the 1920 Olympic Games
The 1920 Olympics Games in Antwerp

Learning about European history in the 1920s