Wedding traditions across Europe vary. This gallery showcases paintings, photographs and artefacts relating to wedding and marriage traditions reflecting our diverse continent. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners.
Ever since Edwin Land conceived of the instant camera in 1943, Polaroid has been synonymous with instant photography. Browse Polaroids here and read more on our blog.
This gallery presents queer histories and cultural heritage collections relating to LGBTQ+ lives, communities and campaigns across Europe.
A unique overview of the calligraphic mosaics decorating the walls of the church of the monastery of St. Saviour in Chora in Istanbul
In this gallery, we explore the colour green - the colour of nature, acceptance, emeralds and envy. Want to #ColourOurCollections? Check out our colouring books.
2020, in Chinese astrology, is the year of the rat. This gallery presents portrayals of rats in cultural heritage - whether as pest or pet.
The gallery presents a selection of photographs of five eminent Byzantine churches in Kastoria, Greece decorated with wall paintings, dating from the 9th to the 16th century.
In this gallery, we explore the colour blue - the colour of the sea, the sky, sorrow and safety. Want to #ColourOurCollections? Check out our colouring books.
Byzantine art often depicts the polarities of good and evil, based on religious and other popular beliefs. This gallery explores such manifestations and their afterlife in mainstream religious symbols and less conventional imagery.
This gallery features depictions of disabilities in artworks across centuries, reflecting the diverse lives, experiences and treatment of people with disabilities. Gallery curated with #DisabilityHistory twitter community
The gallery shows a selection of images dedicated to the Virgin Mary, depicted in paintings, mosaics and sculptures of Byzantine art.
Playing board games with friends and family has been popular for centuries. This gallery shows a variety of board games from across Europe, maybe inspiring you to fetch a games from your cupboard and start the fun!
Justinian I reigned in the middle of the 6th century, considered a golden age of the Byzantine Empire. Mosaics, ivories and coins give us an idea of his appearance, personality, characteristics and of the power of iconography.
Playing cards are not much more than cardboard rectangles with print, but we use and collect them to play, to learn and even predict the future. This gallery features playing cards from across Europe: small works of art and design throughout the ages.
Christmas trees, decorated with tinsels, baubles, lights, candles and more, are symbols of the holidays all across Europe. Enjoy this gallery of Christmas trees, and happy holidays to all from us at Europeana. Curated by Europeana Common Culture project…
Bird symbols are omnipresent in Byzantine art. It is considered as an essential element in many decorations and art pieces of the era. Birds can be seen as animals whose interpretation was directly connected to a series of symbolic meanings.
Migration and art are intertwined, with migration inspiring artists as well as sometimes reflecting artists' own migration. This gallery shows depictions of migration and refugee experiences in artworks from across Europe.
Offices, familiar workplaces for many of us, have changed greatly, from our ways of working to technology. This gallery presents offices, as workplaces in progress. Curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
Early in the Christian Era, initiation into Christianity by baptism marked a significant turn in the life of an individual. This gallery gives a glimpse of the impressive architectural legacy and of the variety of structural and decorative baptisteries in…