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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.

Journeys of migration

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.

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) is well known for his atmospheric interiors, landscapes and portraits, painted in muted tones and colours.

Early depictions of musical instruments

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.

1914-1918: Serbia

Our third gallery of the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour looks at Serbia during World War One.

Children Reading

"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book" – Marcel Proust

Migration: writing home

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!


Although these instruments are all played by operating a chromatically arranged keyboard, the sounds produced can be generated by plucking or striking strings, by using columns of air, or electronically.


Enjoy depictions of spring in Europeana, filled with birds, flowers and sunny skies with dappled clouds.


Panoramas, views, scenery, culture and more from Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal.

1914-1918: Luxembourg

In this second gallery of the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour we highlight a selection of images depicting life in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg during the First World War.

Early photographs of Japanese musicians

A selection of photographs of Japanese musicians from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century

Women in World War I

March is Women's History Month - we want to remember the diverse roles women played in World War I: They participated as nurses in the front lines, took over jobs at home formerly done by men and cared for their families.

Gal pals

Women rule the world. This gallery - for International Women's Day - shows groups of women, highlighting the power of female solidarity.

Hats and Headgear

When it comes to accessorizing, one can never go too big or too bold! This gallery boasts plenty of ideas for fashionable headgear and inspiring examples of adventurous hat design.

Winter Sports

When the temperature drops it's time to hit the slopes or the ice rink. Strap on your snowshoes, skis or skates and see how winter sports were enjoyed in the past with these vintage photos and historical paintings from across Europe.

Jazz In Concert

A selection of jazz concerts on Europeana

Jazz Ephemera

A selection of posters, paintings and photographs from the world of jazz