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Self-service: a short history of supermarkets

Supermarkets have been the main way we shop for groceries in Europe since the 1950s, giving us more freedom by allowing us customers to choose our products.

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Art Up Your Zoom: beautiful backgrounds for your conference calls

We’ve curated some great artworks to use as backgrounds in your Zoom conference calls.

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A lasting impression on museology and Egyptology: Richard Lepsius and the Neue Museum in Berlin

Richard Lepsius, a Prussian archaeologist, is considered as the father of Modern Egyptology, for dispelling the idea that Ancient Egypt was a static unchanging culture.

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Social distancing in cultural heritage GIFs

A humourous look at social distancing and other Coronavirus measures through cultural heritage GIFs

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Astrid Lindgren: storyteller of childhoods

Mostly known as an author of the beloved books for kids around the world, Astrid Lindgren was also an outspoken supporter of children rights and animal protection. Learn more about her life in this blog.

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Celebrity chefs of the past: Meet the women who taught Europe to cook

Meet four early modern cookbook authors from across Europe and discover the fascinating stories of these women.

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Anna May Wong: challenging the stereotypes of Hollywood

Anna May Wong (1905-1961) became an icon in Hollywood cinema who challenged the scene and fought to humanise Chinese roles.

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Countess Constance Markievicz, Irish freedom fighter and revolutionary

Constance Markievicz was a leader in the fight for Ireland’s independence and a political pioneer. She was the first woman elected to Westminster parliament, and among the first female cabinet ministers in Europe.

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Photography pioneer: Anna Atkins’ algae cyanotypes

British botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins was a pioneer in photography: she produced the first ever photographically illustrated book and is widely recognised to the first ever female photographer.

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Saint Gregory’s Day – the Slovene Valentine’s Day

12 March in Slovenia, is Saint Gregory’s Day, a version of Saint Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated as the start of spring with customs and traditions.

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Monica Zetterlund, jazz singer and Swedish Sensation

Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund’s long career lasted for several decades, bringing acclaim for her Swedish jazz singing and worldwide cinematic fame.

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Callot Soeurs: a female fashion family affair

Callot Soeurs, one of the most influential and successful fashion houses of the early 20th century, was founded in 1895 by four sisters.

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Dancing across Europe: Danish prima ballerina Lucile Grahn

Lucile Grahn, the first Danish ballerina to became internationally famous and pursue a ballet career, danced on some of the most prestigious stages across Europe.

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#Nightingale2020: Remembering nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale 200 years after her birth

Learn more about the amazing life and work of Florence Nightingale’s and where to take part in the bicentenary celebrations of her birthday – #nightingale2020.

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5 ways to get involved with Women’s History Month on Europeana

March is Women’s History Month and Europeanaeu is featuring inspiring women in history using cultural heritage material from institutions across Europe. Discover 5 ways to get involved

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