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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.

black and white photograph of a book open in braille
Louis Braille and the braille alphabet

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

A Christmas swim: the Copa Nadal race in Barcelona

The Copa Nadal (Christmas Cup) is a Christmas Day swimming competition in which swimmers race 200 metres in the Old Port of Barcelona.

Remembering the Romanian Revolution

The Romanian Revolution, in December 1989, violently brought an end of 42 years of Communist rule in Romania. In this blog, Cristina Roiu of The Romanian Academy Library remembers the Romanian revolution through experiences and memories shared at a number

Colouring Europe at Work

Download our industrial heritage colouring book

Engineering photography

Eduards Kraucs and the Ķegums hydroelectric plant

The winners of GIF IT UP 2019

It’s time to reveal the winners of the 2019 edition of GIF IT UP, the annual competition to animate and remix cultural heritage artworks.

Catastrophic collateral damage: asbestos at work

Exposure to asbestos - once valued for its qualities - has caused illnesses and death among thousands of workers.

Denim and jeans

The making of a fashion icon

Singer sewing machines

Production on a grand scale