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Green through time: Four historical figures who raised awareness of the environment

Meet four people from history who reacted to the negative changes in their environment.

Born to be Forgotten - the story of Božidar Knežević

Read about Božidar Knežević, one of the most significant Serbian philosophers at the turn of the 20th century.

Spot the Differences: 8 art puzzles to play

Test yourself with these 8 Spot the Difference puzzles from artworks and paintings.

Star-crossed lovers in classic literature part 2

Two stories from classic literature of lovers separated by forces outside of their control.

What does it stand for? Understanding corporate abbreviations in Europe

The meaning behind the acronyms and abbreviations used to describe firms and organisations across Europe.

Take a virtual tour of Spijkennise, Duncan Laurence's home town

Let's explore Spijkennise - a small town in south Holland, home to Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence.

Star-crossed lovers in classic literature: Depictions of historical relationships in times...

Today we bring you the first two of five stories of love made impossible by physical distance - stories of longing, heartache, and yearning in European literature and art.

Easter with art & culture - 5 activities for the whole family

Here are 5 fun activities to do from home over Easter.

Self-service: a short history of supermarkets

Supermarkets have been the main way we shop for groceries in Europe since the 1950s, giving us more freedom by allowing us customers to choose our products.

Art Up Your Zoom: beautiful backgrounds for your conference calls

We've curated some great artworks to use as backgrounds in your Zoom conference calls.

A lasting impression on museology and Egyptology: Richard Lepsius and the Neue Museum in B...

Richard Lepsius, a Prussian archaeologist, is seen as a pioneer of German Egyptology, for dispelling the idea that Ancient Egypt was a static unchanging culture.

Social distancing in cultural heritage GIFs

A humourous look at social distancing and other Coronavirus measures through cultural heritage GIFs

Astrid Lindgren: storyteller of childhoods

Mostly known as an author of the beloved books for kids around the world, Astrid Lindgren was also an outspoken supporter of children rights and animal protection. Learn more about her life in this blog.

From Folies Bergère to Order of Saint Dominic - the incredible life of Liane de Pougy

The story of Liane de Pougy: a courtesan, a princess and a saint - all in one lifetime.

Celebrity chefs of the past: Meet the women who taught Europe to cook

Meet four early modern cookbook authors from across Europe and discover the fascinating stories of these women.

Anna May Wong: challenging the stereotypes of Hollywood

Anna May Wong (1905-1961) became an icon in Hollywood cinema who challenged the scene and fought to humanise Chinese roles.

Countess Constance Markievicz, Irish freedom fighter and revolutionary

Constance Markievicz was a leader in the fight for Ireland's independence and a political pioneer. She was the first woman elected to Westminster parliament, and among the first female cabinet ministers in Europe.

Photography pioneer: Anna Atkins' algae cyanotypes

British botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins was a pioneer in photography: she produced the first ever photographically illustrated book and is widely recognised to the first ever female photographer.

Saint Gregory’s Day - the Slovene Valentine’s Day

12 March in Slovenia, is Saint Gregory's Day, a version of Saint Valentine's Day, which is celebrated as the start of spring with customs and traditions.

Monica Zetterlund, jazz singer and Swedish Sensation

Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund's long career lasted for several decades, bringing acclaim for her Swedish jazz singing and worldwide cinematic fame.