Humans of Crafts
A world of artisans and artists
This chapter highlights the broad range of crafts that have evolved in Europe from the Middle Ages to today
This chapter explores craft from an artistic and contemporary angle through portraits of contemporary visual artists.
Knitting, sewing, embroidering, designing... Creating clothing and fashion is a world of tradition and intergenerational artisanship.
Four videos showing how Greek identities are embodied by the craft of weaving, weaving together past, present and future
Life in Motion
A history of amateur film
the evolution of standards, hardware and practices of home movie making
Contemporary artists, artisans and their workshops
Open the door to the private workshop of artisans and contemporary artists and marvel at their skill, knowledge and expert craftsmanship.
In Krakow, Poland, making nativity scenes is seen as a cultural tradition going back centuries.
Navigating between contemporary creation, traditional know-how and conservation
Enjoy an interesting selection of water containers and several illustrations of water carriers.
Meet Roberto Capone, a paper-mâché craftsman creating a zoo of animals out of paper
Analogue film and radio
Discover the distinct craft of analogue photography, the early history of radio, and the birth of videography
A historical overview of technological objects used to view and screen movies at home
A historical overview of technological objects used to record amateur films and home movies during the 20th century
A historical overview of technological objects used to record and reproduce sound during the 20th century
‘Heritage acoustics’ and the preservation and presentation of historic acoustic environments is a growing field of research within cultural heritage.
Celebrate artisan heritage with these crafty GIFs from the 2022 GIF IT UP competition!