Utagawa (also known as Andō) Hiroshige (1797–1858) is often considered the last great master of ukiyo-e – the Japanese tradition of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
With a patent application first lodged by the Lumière brothers in late 1903, autochrome was an additive three-colour photographic process. It consists of a mosaic of colours on a glass plate, designed to be viewed using hand-held devices or projected usin…
Autumn has inspired artists for centuries. This gallery shows how artists have depicted the harvest season through colourful paintings and drawings.
Ernst Kleiber, German prisoner of war, created a richly-illustrated manuscript while in Russian custody in Central Asia (1915-1918). Take a look at those detailed sketches of the flora and fauna of Turkestan, the region where he was held captive.
While settling in new nations, people who are refugees or have migrated have been setting up and working in new businesses. This gallery shows stores, cafes, restaurant, bakeries and more bringing benefits to their communities.
Part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy in 1918, Hungary was changed profoundly by World War One. Images in this gallery provide you with an impression of what happened during four years of warfare.
Selection of images of airships, balloons, zeppelins and blimps. Join us on a journey through the clouds in some of the most imaginative floating vessels in history.
Hungary’s capital is bisected by the river Danube and its origins began with Aquincum, a Celtic settlement. Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century and today, its famous Chain Bridge links Buda with Pest, united in 1873. Gallery curated by …
This gallery shows German postcards sent by soldiers to their families during World War One. Surprising images, colourful content and serious matters alternate in this selection of ‘Feldpostkarten’.
After the invasion of Belgium by the German Army over a million Belgians fled to the Netherlands. This gallery shows daily life in specially built refugee camps. Read more about it in our blog.
Rainbows have been used as symbols for centuries, from biblical scenes to heraldry to the symbol of pride. This gallery shows all the colours of the rainbow in manuscripts, posters, paintings, and more.
Migration occurs everywhere and at anytime, sometimes forced, sometimes by choice. This gallery shows photographs, sketches and drawing of people in transit, leaving their homes in search of new horizons.
From decorative to symbolic, tattoos have been worn on people's bodies for centuries. This gallery features tattoos across cultures and time periods, showing the art of this body modification.
Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) is well known for his atmospheric interiors, landscapes and portraits, painted in muted tones and colours.
A selection of lutes, harps and other instruments, being played by humans, animals and others
In 2018, Leeuwarden together with Friesland is the Cultural Capital of Europe. Below you can enjoy artworks and objects connected with Friesland or created by Frisian artists.
Our third gallery of the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour looks at Serbia during World War One.
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book" – Marcel Proust
Staying in contact with loved ones has never been easier than today. Still, people always tried to stay in contact with their families and friends after moving far away. Browse our selection of migrants' letters and postcards home!