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Explore stories from medieval Europe: from monastic rules to court culture to university education.

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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Explore the histories of Black people in Europe

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colour illustration of three yellow and silver fish swimming above a coral reef

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a boy in a spacesuit holding a cracker

Space traveling is cutting-edge science but can also be serious fun

Detail of a manuscript with a miniature scene of St. Pachomius receiving the monastic rule from an angel

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Celebrating the intangible heritage of several jobs and trades are disappearing.

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