From coffee, tea and tobacco to UNESCO: Rotterdam's Van Nelle Factory

The Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam grew from a small firm selling coffee, tea and tobacco, to a large factory of steel and glass, the first daylight factory in Europe.

Europeana's 2019 Advent Calendar

Who's up for a December countdown?

How the Nordics connected the world

The story of telecommunication industries in Finland and Sweden

Vespa and Piaggio

Icons of Italian industrial design

Pine Top Smith

Welcome to the Europeana Demo site.

An international news medium - the European dissemination of 17th century Dutch Newspapers

The Dutch Republic was not the first country where newspapers were published. But in Amsterdam the conditions for the gathering and publishing of news appeared to be much better than in other places. Why?

Un-hidden: child labour in early photography

Children have been a much-loved subject of pictures from the very early days of photography. A substantial amount of 19th and early 20th century photography featuring children has a social documentary value rather than solely an aesthetic one, portraying

Jacob's Biscuit Factory in Dublin

The historic home of the cream cracker

Archaeology behind the Iron Curtain - memories of excavations and digs in Lithuania from 1…

This blog looks at the memories of those who worked on archaeological digs and projects in Lithuania during the Cold War, with a focus from 1948 to 1968.

Paper processes: tips for achieving a paperless office

Is a paperless office possible? In this blog discover tips about workflows and processes helping to stop wasting paper while encouraging productivity and mindfulness.

Progress in war making

The industrialisation of World War I

Textile technology

Joseph-Marie Jacquard and the loom that changed the world

The Bor Mine in Serbia

Labour and landscape in the 20th century

The Chair Men

Gebrüder Thonet and the Number 14 Chair

Neon night

How advertising signs lit up the city

'Self-pride and knowing yourself'

Marking Black History Month in Britain

The fragrance factory

Roure-Bertrand Fils and the perfume industry in Grasse

Miloš Crnjanski

A literary life of migration and exile

Fàbrica Gròber

The rise and transformation of an industrial landmark in Girona

Catchpenny prints in The Netherlands

What did the people in the lower orders of society and children read in the 18th and 19th centuries? In the Netherlands, their main reading material was catchpenny prints.