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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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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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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

Espanya; Carles IV,; Pius VII,; Muñoz, Bartolomé; Espanya. Monarca (1788-1808 : Carles IV); Imprenta Real (Madrid, Madrid)

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spyros Papaloukas

Ίδρυμα Εικαστικών Τεχνών & Μουσικής Βασίλη και Μαρίνας Θεοχαράκη