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Explore the history of technology and industry, from the industrial revolution to stories of industrialists, economists and ordinary working lives.

Explore hand-crafted written materials from papyrus to paper. Discover texts, illuminations and the people behind them from antiquity to the early print era.

Explore the physical and human features of the Earth. Discover maps and map-makers, landscapes and the people who have explored them.

Humans have always moved from one place to another. Discover the stories of famous migrants and the journeys and lives of ordinary people to, from and within Europe.

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Explore disability stories, narratives and heritage from Europe and beyond

logo featuring a grey world map with overlaid gold words 'World Festival of Cultural Diversity'

With Khalili Foundation, discover stories of cross-cultural exchange, under-represented cultures and European culture

Find your crayons! Sharpen your coloured pencils! And enjoy adding colours in one of the books we have prepared for you.

a black and white photograph of a man sitting behind a loom-like device that has multiple threads coming down into the spine of a book. The man is in the process of threading a new page through the threads to add to the book.

Heritage showing how artisans and crafters have shaped and remade culture through the ages

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Every country has its own coffee-related traditions and customs. This gallery has photographs, artworks and more exploring coffee drinking in Europe.

Exotic and domestic animals represented in art and photography.

Fishing is an ancient practice dating back millennia that occupies and employs people to catch, process and prepare fish for human consumption. Traditionally part of community life, fishing is increasingly done at industrial scale.

The grape harvest in Hungary lasts from St. Michael's Day (September 29) to St. Simon Jude's Day (October 28). At the end of September, the vineyards are filled with harvest workers. Harvest customs include eating and drinking, singing, dancing, a…

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Saarinen, Eliel; Hakli, Kari

Museum of Finnish Architecture


Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Πατρών (ΔΒΠ)

Meyer, Peter; Eppinger, Mirjam

Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache - Bibliothek


National Library of the Netherlands