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Natural history is the research and study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment. Explore the world's natural history in drawings, specimens and collections from European cultural heritage institutions.

Explore the headlines, articles, advertisements, and opinion pieces from European newspapers from 20 countries, dating from 1618 to the 1980s.

Discover inspiring images and the history of photography through the collections of European cultural heritage institutions.

Explore sporting heritage and culture in photographs, films, sound recordings and texts from European collections.

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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.

Explore the histories of Black people in Europe

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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Women's suffrage, the right for women to vote, was a long and hard battle that began at the start of the 19th Century. This gallery highlights the feminist fight for social reform and a voice for women in politics.

Celebrating artworks by a selection of female artists from across Europe and throughout history

Whether in the home or in a workplace, women's work has long been overlooked. This gallery of photographs and paintings presents women at work, raising questions of equality, rights and work-life balance.

Female literacy during the Middle Ages was surprisingly high. Nuns were authors and scribes. Many other women encouraged reading and learning, especially noble woman. One example was Christine de Pizan, a poet at the court of King Charles VI of France.

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Austrian Gallery Belvedere

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Zagreb. Gradsko poglavarstvo

Državni arhiv u Zagrebu

Direcția Topografică Militară General de Divizie „Constantin Barozzi”

National Heritage Institute, Bucharest