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Being pampered by the pool

Spas and wellness resorts in the 20th Century

Elixirs, tonics, diets and cornflakes: peddling health during the 20th Century

From the very start of the 20th century, nutrition was considered as essential to well-being as physical exercise, with food being seen as a key to good health.

The wellness revolution: body culture

Discover body culture and the emergence of fitness in this blog.

Folklore shadow puppet theatre: a Greek summer holiday tradition

History of Karagiozis shadow theatre, a staple summer evening entertainment for many in Greece

The Traveller - story of Milorad Rajčević

Read about adventurous Serbian journalist and his journey around the world at the beginning of 20th century.

One tough cookie: the business and branding of the Verkade biscuit company

135 years of history of the Dutch baking company Verkade

Heroes of their time: 5 firsts in Eurovision Song Contest history

Five firsts from the Eurovision Song Contest's six decades long history

Behind the Scenes at the Eurovision Song Contest

Films and photographs from backstage at the Eurovision Song Contest

The confinements of Napoleon

Discover the story of Napoleon Bonaparte and his many stages of isolation.

To my Friend, who, on the Stormy Seas, will expose himself to Dangers - the album amicorum…

Take a look into a dynamic life of a naval officer at the beginning of the 19th century.

Flowers to fight diseases: how Beda Hallberg battled a pandemic with Mayflowers

Swedish woman Beda Hallberg started selling paper flowers to raise money for those with tuberculosis

#MuseumJigsaw - puzzle over beautiful artworks

Have fun with our cultural heritage jigsaw puzzles and discover beautiful artworks when you complete them.

Endpapers: beautiful patterns and illustrations inside book covers

Marbling techniques made endpapers beautiful and artistic, as well as a practical bookbinding tool.

Green through time: Four historical figures who raised awareness of the environment

Meet four people from history who reacted to the negative changes in their environment.

Born to be Forgotten - the story of Božidar Knežević

Read about Božidar Knežević, one of the most significant Serbian philosophers at the turn of the 20th century.

Spot the Differences: 8 art puzzles to play

Test yourself with these 8 Spot the Difference puzzles from artworks and paintings.

Star-crossed lovers in classic literature part 2

Two stories from classic literature of lovers separated by forces outside of their control.

What does it stand for? Understanding corporate abbreviations in Europe

The meaning behind the acronyms and abbreviations used to describe firms and organisations across Europe.

Take a virtual tour of Spijkennise, Duncan Laurence's home town

Let's explore Spijkennise - a small town in south Holland, home to Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence.

Star-crossed lovers in classic literature: Depictions of historical relationships in times…

Today we bring you the first two of five stories of love made impossible by physical distance - stories of longing, heartache, and yearning in European literature and art.