Collections

Explore our collection by theme, topic, century, and organisation.

Themes

Explore artists and art movements, and discover stories about the history of art and its paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures.

Explore historical and contemporary fashion and how it influences our clothing, footwear, accessories and style. Discover sketches, designs and garments as well as catwalk photographs, catalogues and videos.

Explore the history of technology and industry, from the industrial revolution to stories of industrialists, economists and ordinary working lives.

Explore hand-crafted written materials from papyrus to paper. Discover texts, illuminations and the people behind them from antiquity to the early print era.

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Features

Discover notable women and their work throughout history

Explore disability stories, narratives and heritage from Europe and beyond

a black and white photograph of a man sitting behind a loom-like device that has multiple threads coming down into the spine of a book. The man is in the process of threading a new page through the threads to add to the book.

Heritage showing how artisans and crafters have shaped and remade culture through the ages

Find your crayons! Sharpen your coloured pencils! And enjoy adding colours in one of the books we have prepared for you.

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Latest galleries

Images of Manhattan, New York, the USA, across the ages.

This gallery of photographs reflects the rich heritage and traditions of Romani people living across Europe, as well as reflecting the stigma, discrimination and misrepresentation faced by these communities.

Collection of photos selected by students and teachers participating in the European School Club "(Re)Discovering our cultural and sustainable heritage" of the 1st Experimental Junior High school of Syros, in connection with the European eTwinni…

Beloved in Japan, and found in many countries across Europe, the cherry tree welcomes spring with its bright and beautiful blossoms

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Recent items

Rossel i Vilar, Pere Màrtir

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spyros Papaloukas

Ίδρυμα Εικαστικών Τεχνών & Μουσικής Βασίλη και Μαρίνας Θεοχαράκη