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Mass media and propaganda in 20th century Europe

Learn about important examples of political propaganda from the 20th century that help us reflect on our world today

When Walls Talk!

Discover pan-European exhibition examining history through the lens of posters

The images that shaped Europe

Discover a study of European globalisation through images

Casa Jean Monnet

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

Comb in the form of two dragonflies
Nature crafting fashion

Explore the relationship between fashion, nature and craft

An illustration of the Arc de triomphe, in Paris. A frontal view of the monument on a sunny day. There are some people walking around it, and a few of them are horse-riding.
Napoleon and urbanism in the 19th century

Discover the emergence of the modern city driven by the changes in urban planning across Europe under Napoleon I

primo piano di una pillola bianca e rotonda bianca su sfondo nero. Sulla pillola sono impresse le parole 'the pill'.
La pillola

Come un farmaco rivoluzionario ha cambiato il corso della storia

black and white photograph of female athletes in a race
Heroes of the Olympic Games

Histories of the Olympics and Paralympics

Illustration of four types of parrots by Graceanna Lewis. Depicts a macaw, lory, ground parrot, and cockatoo (the last is a reproduction of an illustration by John Gould)
Women writing birds

Learn about the pioneering American ornithologists

Louise Weiss at the European Parliament
Louise Weiss: un'europea impegnata

Let's look back at the life of a journalist, feminist activist, writer, filmaker and elected MEP.

colour medieval illustration of a man in blue robes who sits at a desk
The art of reading in the Middle Ages

A journey through society of medieval Europe

artwork of Juan de Pareja by Diego Velázquez, photograph of Nellie Cooman running and illustration of Toussaint Louverture
Black lives in Europe

Dalla lotta per la libertà e per i diritti all'ispirazione in campo artistico e atletico

a double exposure black and white picture of the same entrance of a Chinese palace.
China in perspective

Discovering China through European heritage collections

Looted Library, Reconstructed Library

How Riga Jesuit College's books found their way from Latvia to Sweden

A man, in frame on the right, twiddles knobs on a large IBM computer, while a mirror on the left shows the rest of the office, filled with computers of varying sizes, in its reflection.
A century of technology

Read about groundbreaking 20th-century inventions in transport, industry, media and everyday life

Il Premio Sacharov, il Parlamento europeo e i diritti umani nel mondo

Read about the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the European Parliament’s commitment to safeguarding human rights around the world.

Illustration of the view of Danube river
The Danube: connecting Europe

Explore the River Danube, which has inspired musicians, artists, engineers and holders of political and military power for centuries.

The Beaver’s Journey

Follow the European beaver on its journey to from Norway to Sweden in 1922.

La Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell'Unione europea compie 20 anni

La Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell'Unione europea compie 20 anni

Family Matters

Explore different family concepts and discourses, looking back at the 20th century.