In kitchens, bedrooms, studios and more, artists across Europe have been inspired by domestic scenes and settings. Gallery curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
Inventions and innovations in all aspects of life made the 20th century a true century of change. As a tribute to healthcare workers keeping us safe and healthy, we created this gallery of gamechangers in recent medicine history. Gallery curated by Europe…
Endpapers are the first sheets of paper you encounter when you open a book, literally holding the book together. Find out more about endpapers in our blog.
One of the best ways to pass the time is by playing games, by yourself or with friends! Games like chess, checkers, card games and board games are great to play when you're stuck inside. Discover historical games and the people who played them in this…
This gallery features the blooms and blossoms of all sorts of flowers in paintings, fashion, design, and photographs. Find your favourite depictions of tulips, roses, hydrangeas, bluebells, lavender, cherry blossoms, poppies, sunflowers, and more.
Across Europe, Easter is celebrated with Easter eggs. This gallery presents Easter eggs from across the continent, decorated in a variety of ways and techniques. Curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
A household essential which in the time of crisis is easier to find in a museum than in a shop.
Added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018, the word mansplaining refers to condescending and chauvinistic behaviour, often directed by men towards women, but the idea has been around for ages. We take a light-hearted look through the archives.
Throughout the world, men and women are not paid equally for doing the same jobs. In this gallery, you will find photos, documents and posters addressing this issue.
Hermits wilfully isolate themselves from the rest of the world, being the champions of social distancing avant la lettre. Find out how hermits and cloistered living were depicted in painting, drawing, and more.
Women's suffrage, the right for women to vote, was a long and hard battle that began at the start of the 19th Century. This gallery highlights the feminist fight for social reform and a voice for women in politics.
Julia Margaret Cameron took up photography at the age of 48 after having received a camera as a gift. Her style, using 'soft focus' wasn't widely appreciated in her times. You can explore her work in this gallery.
Now and throughout history, in troubled times of epidemic and pandemic, such as coronavirus, washing hands is an important part of personal hygiene, preventing the contraction and spread of disease.
This gallery features both artworks by LGBTQ+ artists and their portraits from across Europe.
Shying away from the figurative, abstract art favours bringing the interplay of colours and lines to the forefront. This gallery features vivid, evocative abstract art in different art styles and genres, from expressionism to symbolism over cubism and sur…
When in need of some calm, explore this gallery of beautifully serene landscapes and peaceful nature views.
From an artist's atelier to a lawyer's office, from an inside of the church to a bookshop – take a look at all these depictions of various interiors.
Explore this gallery of beautiful views, vistas and landscapes in artworks from across Europe
Carnival is celebrated mostly in February. This gallery presents photographs, paintings and artefacts reflecting the many ways carnival is marked across Europe. Curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners