Disability History

During Disability Pride Month find disability stories and heritage from Europe and beyond


New stories

women take part in the harvest of wheat in a Ukrainian field. A child holds a baby in her arms on the side of the field. A backdrop of gently sloping hills and a blue sky dappled with a few clouds constitute the background.
Solidarity with Ukraine

The Europeana Initiative stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Images that shaped Europe

Explore some of the most-used images and visual production techniques seen in Europe

A woman with curly hair waving the pride flag while walking down the street in a crowd of people.
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LGBTQ+ rights in Spain

Opening the future to the dreams of the past

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thumbnail early radios
Early Radios

How radios went from handcrafted machines to mass-marketed products in every home

Photograph of Magnus Hirschfeld, who is sitting on a sofa
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Magnus Hirschfeld

Pioneering German sexologist who was one of the earliest LGBTQ+ rights activists

The Jean Monnet House

Learn about a seemingly ordinary family home where Jean Monnet’s vision of peace and European unity was established

map of Europe showing the routes of the Orient Express
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The Orient Express

Explore the history of 'the king of trains, and train of kings'

cover of a booklet with title 'The Olympic Games and the Duke of Westminster's Appeal for £100,000'
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An Olympic appeal

When the Duke of Westminster aimed to raise £100,000 for amateur athletes in the early 20th century

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Digital Storytelling Festival

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We'd love to hear your stories of migration, sport, working life or World War I

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Camille Saint-Saëns

Collections relating to the French composer, organist, conductor and pianist

Clara Schumann

One of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era

Slovenian tourism in the 1980s

How Slovenia’s tourist gems promoted sustainable tourism and local cuisine in the 1980s

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Tuoppi m/s Amorellalta


Forum Marinum

Tervola, Törmävaara 47. Asumuspainanne kuvattuna kohti länttä.

Mökkönen, Teemu

Finnish Heritage Agency

Late Bronze Age, Yetholm Shield, HCA 457

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum

Selbstporträt des Bildhauers (Christian Friedrich) Heinrich (Sigismund) Bettkober (1746-18…

Bettkober, Christian Friedrich Heinrich Sigismund (1746-1822) (Bildhauer); Bettkober, Christian Friedrich Heinrich Sigismund (1746-1822) (Autor)

Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin