Whether a place of work, contemplation or conviviality, the studio reflects the artist's personality, practice and creative imagination.
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was a remarkably gifted German artist of the Renaissance period. Born in Nuremberg, one of Europe's leading artistic centres, Dürer was a brilliant painter, printmaker, draughtsman and writer.
Synagogues, Jewish communities' places of worship, have been found across Europe for millennia. This gallery of photographs, postcards and drawings of synagogues - many of which are sadly no longer present - illustrate the rich religious and architect…
Europe from above: this gallery shows photographs of European landscapes taken from above - aerial photographs from airplanes showing the diversity of landscapes across Europe.
Summer in Europe is a time of sunshine, relaxation and holidays. These vintage photographs are a snapshot, showing how we have spent our summer days in the past. Gallery curated by Larissa Borck, Swedish National Heritage Board
Ice cream, eis, gelato... eating and enjoying ice-cream is a quintessential summertime activity. This gallery presents vintage photography and artefact showing our love of ice-cream all across Europe. Gallery curated by Larissa Borck, Swedish National H…
Since the early ballooning days of the French Montgolfier brothers and the Italian daredevil Vincenzo Lunardi, much has changed. Nonetheless flying hot air balloons has survived as a sport and past-time to this day.
Clubs, classes, communities, families, friends, meetings and more coming together to mark the moment for history. These group portraits are fascinating snapshots of moments and communities in time.
Whether being informed of important world events or catching up with local news, reading newspapers has been an important part of our lives for 100s of years. This gallery shows some of the ways artists and photographers have depicted us reading newspaper…
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.