Experience the passion, rhythm and beauty of flamenco dance through this collection of black and white photographs.
Galas have been portrayed in stories and fairytales as pivotal moments in the articulation of the narrative, and the clothes designed for this events reflect the alluring atmosphere of these moments.
A stringed instrument, sounded by a rotating wheel creating a drone, while the pitch of the instrument is altered by keys. These instruments are often ornately decorated with scrolls carved into the shape of a human head.
In this gallery we highlight electric guitars provided by Cité De La Musique, France.
Art Nouveau glassmakers returned their work to the furnace many times, adding layers of textures and decorative elements. Find out more in our Art Nouveau exhibition.
Do objects have a gender? The intricate relationship between fashion and identity can be explored through the stories of those objects that, for their appearance, history and use, are linked to the theme of gender.
Art Nouveau jewellers styled fashionable pieces for their elite clients. Find out more in our Art Nouveau exhibition.
Lamellophones are found all over Africa. Their names - for example, mbiras, lukembes, kalimbas - differ from region to region, as do the way they are made and, also, the materials from which they are made.
Art Nouveau ceramicists experimented with new forms and innovative glazing techniques. Find out more in our Art Nouveau exhibition.
Ever since travelling became an accessible activity in the nineteenth century, 'travel time' has been made a fashionable event in its own right.
Tradition has it that the very first kantele was made using the jawbone of a pike and the hair of a maiden. Kanteles are generally made of wood, varying in size, shape and in the number of strings used.
Celebrating artworks by a selection of significant female artists from across Europe and throughout history
The accordion is played across Europe, an important instrument in many countries' folk and popular music
We label many activities as 'leisure' - here are some of the outfits especially designed for these kinds of activities.
A glimpse into the history of menswear, as showcased in portraits and photographs of men of different times and places
Haute Couture is synonymous with craftsmanship and spectacle: this gallery gathers some of the most exquisite examples from the archive