Utopia was first coined by the English philosopher and lawyer Sir Thomas More. But is utopia the best possible place or possible at all? Read more in our blog
When you’re away from loved ones, there’s nothing like sending or receiving a hand-written note. Since the 19th century, you don’t even need an envelope for your greetings, wishes or kisses: a simple postcard will do. Gallery curated by Europeana Common …
Pride parades are a celebration of queerness, a protest against normativity, and a cry for equal rights. Explore Europe's pride parades and protests in these photographs of Pride in Europeana.
Enjoy this gallery of vintage and modern hairdressers and barbers - and maybe find some style inspiration for your next hairstyle.
Bees are invaluable to our ecosystem, and have been kept by humans for tens of thousands of years. Explore the world of bees and beekeeping with these images from Europeana.
From calming to chilling and great forests to solitary trunks, explore these artworks which depict trees in urban and rural landscapes. Part of Urban Tree Festival
Singers and musicians from the 65 years of the Eurovision Song Contest, as found in the collections of Europe's museums, galleries, libraries and archives.
Believed to possess medicinal powers since the 17th century, the four-leaf clover became a good luck charm in Victorian times. These rare, green plants are a much-coveted gift and a symbol often used in brand logos. Gallery curated by Europeana Common Cul…
In kitchens, bedrooms, studios and more, artists across Europe have been inspired by domestic scenes and settings. Gallery curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
Inventions and innovations in all aspects of life made the 20th century a true century of change. As a tribute to healthcare workers keeping us safe and healthy, we created this gallery of gamechangers in recent medicine history. Gallery curated by Europe…
Endpapers are the first sheets of paper you encounter when you open a book, literally holding the book together. Find out more about endpapers in our blog.
One of the best ways to pass the time is by playing games, by yourself or with friends! Games like chess, checkers, card games and board games are great to play when you're stuck inside. Discover historical games and the people who played them in this…
This gallery features the blooms and blossoms of all sorts of flowers in paintings, fashion, design, and photographs. Find your favourite depictions of tulips, roses, hydrangeas, bluebells, lavender, cherry blossoms, poppies, sunflowers, and more.
Across Europe, Easter is celebrated with Easter eggs. This gallery presents Easter eggs from across the continent, decorated in a variety of ways and techniques. Curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
A household essential which in the time of crisis is easier to find in a museum than in a shop.
Added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018, the word mansplaining refers to condescending and chauvinistic behaviour, often directed by men towards women, but the idea has been around for ages. We take a light-hearted look through the archives.
Throughout the world, men and women are not paid equally for doing the same jobs. In this gallery, you will find photos, documents and posters addressing this issue.
Hermits wilfully isolate themselves from the rest of the world, being the champions of social distancing avant la lettre. Find out how hermits and cloistered living were depicted in painting, drawing, and more.
Women's suffrage, the right for women to vote, was a long and hard battle that began at the start of the 19th Century. This gallery highlights the feminist fight for social reform and a voice for women in politics.