From the earliest archaeological finds to more recent technology, this gallery presents an overview of the tools and equipment we have used to prepare our food.
Japanese printmaker Ohara Koson's art is full of 'kachō-ga' style (literally ‘images of flowers and birds’). His delicate, richly coloured artworks are animated by animal and plant life. Despite being widely published and prolific, relatively …
Of the plants and animals we know about, there are more than 16,000 endangered species. 99% of these are at risk due to human activities. This gallery highlights a selection of endangered and threatened plants and animals from across the world.
Postage stamps have long been valued by collectors and philatelists around the world. These stamps show national and international symbols as well as reflecting global events and movements through history.
Voting and elections are an essential part of democracy and governance all around the world. This gallery of vintage photography from around Europe shows how we have voted over the years.
Being a parent involves many skills, talents and activities. This gallery of paintings, drawings and more show how artists have depicted parents - both mothers and fathers - throughout time.
Here's a sweet treat: this gallery presents chocolate advertising from across Europe
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.
Between 1900 and 1999, fashions changed along with attitudes to women, their role in society and their clothing and bodies. This gallery presents a chronological snapshot of the changing silhouettes of women's fashion in the 20th century.
Women have worn corsets for centuries as an integral part of their wardrobes. Corsets fell from fashion during the 20th century, seen as cruel and uncomfortable. This gallery shows how corsets developed through the years.
Discover beautiful gowns, evening wear and more by iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most prominent figures in Parisian couture fashion.
From a leisurely cycle through the countryside to fast-paced races, cycling is a pan-European hobby, sport and means of transport. Feel the wind in your hair, race your friends down the street, or escape down the countryside with these images of bikes and…
Whether it’s inscriptions, annotations or doodles, readers have always made their marks in books as decoration, aids to memory and signs of ownership.
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940) was a notable artist in her native Poland and across Europe. Read about her life and work in this guest post from the National Museum in Warsaw.
Alphabets are the building blocks of the written languages in Europe, used to communicate, teach and decorate. Explore the beauty of typography, alphabets and languages in this gallery.
In this gallery, we explore the colour pink, often associated with charm, romance and sweetness. Want to #ColourOurCollections? Check our latest colouring book.
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator, and one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. Read about her in our exhibition.
Humans have dealt with the deceased in different ways according to culture and timeframe, but almost always rituals have been created around the concept of death. Explore the archaeological remains showing the rituals of death and burial in this gallery.
Many medieval manuscripts are full of decorated capital letters that come in all styles and sizes. But what was their purpose? Read in our blog!