Remembering the Romanian Revolution

The Romanian Revolution, in December 1989, violently brought an end of 42 years of Communist rule in Romania. In this blog, Cristina Roiu of The Romanian Academy Library remembers the Romanian revolution through experiences and memories shared at a number

Colouring Europe at Work

Download our industrial heritage colouring book

Engineering photography

Eduards Kraucs and the Ķegums hydroelectric plant

Dokumentārā mantojuma vērtība – Eduarda Krauca kolekcija par Ķeguma spēkstacijas celtniecī...

Dokumentārā mantojuma vērtība

The winners of GIF IT UP 2019

It’s time to reveal the winners of the 2019 edition of GIF IT UP, the annual competition to animate and remix cultural heritage artworks.

Catastrophic collateral damage: asbestos at work

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, once valued because of its insulating and fireproofing qualities, was used for fire-resistant garments and other products. However, exposure to asbestos fibres has caused illnesses and death among thousands of wor

Denim and jeans

The making of a fashion icon

Singer sewing machines

Production on a grand scale

Strike at the Bor Mine in the 1930s

Europe's first environmental protest?

From coffee, tea and tobacco to UNESCO: Rotterdam's Van Nelle Factory

The Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam grew from a small firm selling coffee, tea and tobacco, to a large factory of steel and glass, the first daylight factory in Europe.

Europeana's 2019 Advent Calendar

Who's up for a December countdown?

How the Nordics connected the world

The story of telecommunication industries in Finland and Sweden

Vespa and Piaggio

Icons of Italian industrial design

An international news medium - the European dissemination of 17th century Dutch Newspapers

The Dutch Republic was not the first country where newspapers were published. But in Amsterdam the conditions for the gathering and publishing of news appeared to be much better than in other places. Why?

Un-hidden: child labour in early photography

Children have been a much-loved subject of pictures from the very early days of photography. A substantial amount of 19th and early 20th century photography featuring children has a social documentary value rather than solely an aesthetic one, portraying

Jacob's Biscuit Factory in Dublin

The historic home of the cream cracker

Archaeology behind the Iron Curtain - memories of excavations and digs in Lithuania from 1...

This blog looks at the memories of those who worked on archaeological digs and projects in Lithuania during the Cold War, with a focus from 1948 to 1968.

Paper processes: tips for achieving a paperless office

Is a paperless office possible? In this blog discover tips about workflows and processes helping to stop wasting paper while encouraging productivity and mindfulness.

Progress in war making

The industrialisation of World War I

Textile technology

Joseph-Marie Jacquard and the loom that changed the world