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Monica Zetterlund, jazz singer and Swedish Sensation

Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund's long career lasted for several decades, bringing acclaim for her Swedish jazz singing and worldwide cinematic fame.

Callot Soeurs: a female fashion family affair

Callot Soeurs, one of the most influential and successful fashion houses of the early 20th century, was founded in 1895 by four sisters.

Dancing across Europe: Danish prima ballerina Lucile Grahn

Lucile Grahn, the first Danish ballerina to became internationally famous and pursue a ballet career, danced on some of the most prestigious stages across Europe.

#Nightingale2020: Remembering nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale 200 years after her bir…

Learn more about the amazing life and work of Florence Nightingale's and where to take part in the bicentenary celebrations of her birthday - #nightingale2020.

5 ways to get involved with Women's History Month on Europeana

March is Women's History Month and Europeanaeu is featuring inspiring women in history using cultural heritage material from institutions across Europe. Discover 5 ways to get involved

Åke Waldemar Larsson: the artist who depicted everyday life in Malmö

Swedish artist Åke Waldemar Larsson has created a huge number of artworks depicting day to day life in the city of Malmö, and the beauty, energy and rhythms of our working lives.

Migration through the eyes of the Israel Museum

With the mass movements of the Jewish diaspora to Israel from Europe and beyond, familes brought their stories, trinkets, customs and photographs. This blog presents a selection of photographs from The Israel Museum that points to the stories of migration

Busó-walking of Mohács

This carnival banishing winter is one of Hungary’s oldest and most famous carnival traditions

Who was Saint Valentine?

Explore the myths and reality of this famous figure

Exploring histories of Cork's LGBT communities in the Cork LGBT Archive

Preserves and shares the rich history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities

Join in with CrowdHeritage campaigns and contribute to culture

CrowdHeritage is an open platform available in three languages (English, French, Italian), where everybody - including you - can contribute to improve the information about cultural heritage institutions’ collections.

Folk Greek bridal gowns

The evolution of Greek bridal couture

Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher

Many of us know Pythagoras' theory, but how many of us know the story of the man behind the theory? This blog looks at the biography of the philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras.

Inspiring movement: Piet Mondrian, painting and migration

Celebrated Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is a pioneer of 20th century abstract art who lived in Paris, London and New York, with his art reflecting his migrations.

8 things you should know about Chinese New Year

Reflecting the movement of Chinese people and culture across the world

Eero Järnefelt, painter of Finnish nature

Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt was inspired by nature. Over his artistic career of more than 60 years, many of paintings depict details of nature and weather in particular in Finland.

Laments and longing: folk music and emigration

Music mirroring the movement of people in Ireland, Greece and Portugal

True crime: policing and punishment in Belle Époque France

From crimes of passion and criminal gangs, explore these true crime stories about trials and criminals in early 20th century France

Take a city trip to Galway and Rijeka, European Capitals of Culture 2020

Galway, in Ireland, and Rijeka, in Croatia, are the European Capitals of Culture for 2020. Let's take a tour of both cities illustrated with digitised cultural heritage collections from around Europe and discover some interesting connections.

Louis Braille and the braille alphabet

Explore objects relating to braille writing system found in museums, libraries and archives' collections across Europe.