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Explore printed publications from 1618 to the 1980s. Discover headlines, full-text articles, advertisements, and the writers behind them.

Explore the history of photography, discover incredible images and find out about the photographers behind them.

Explore the history of sport and sports people, with photographs, films, sound recordings and texts documenting everything from everyday experiences to the heights of Olympic glory.

Explore the events of 1914-1918 through official histories, politics and propaganda to untold personal stories from the front line and the home front.

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Explore notable figures and their work throughout history

Explore disability stories, narratives and heritage from Europe and beyond

logo featuring a grey world map with overlaid gold words 'World Festival of Cultural Diversity'

With Khalili Foundation, discover stories of cross-cultural exchange, under-represented cultures and European culture

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

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Picture postcard views of locations around Europe: some beautiful, some mundane, but all fascinating.

The spiny-cheek crayfish originated in North America and was brought to Europe at the end of the 19th century. The up-to-12cm long crayfish is widespread in various countries of middle Europe. They transmit a specific plague that threatens local crayfish …

"No Shave November" and "Movember" are both movements to raise awareness of men's health issues. An interesting fact about the Hungarian beard and mustache: At the beginning of the 18th century Hungarian peasantry was forced to sh…

The mastery that characterises Maiolica of Castelli from XVI to XIX century in Italy can be seen in this collection, which ranges from the distinctive majolica, known for their vibrancy and detailed narratives, to the practical ceramics vessels. Each piec…

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Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

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Klaipėda Regional State Archives

Naturalis Biodiversity Center