Year: 2020

Fair representation? LGBTQ+ in 20th-century photography and film

The path toward fair representation of LGBTQ+ people has proven to be a long and daunting one. In this blog, we look at the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in photography and film throughout the 20th Century.

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Geniuses and their (dis)abilities

Explore the scientific and artistic careers of Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Braille, Mileva Marić and Francisco de Goya.

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painting of construction works with cranes in the background

Controlling the sea: painting the Zuiderzee engineering works

Artist Johan Hendrik van Mastenbroek captures the gigantic Zuiderzee construction works.

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Let’s light up December with Europeana Advent Calendar

For many among us, this year’s Christmas will look different than usual. To brighten up this December, we have an Advent Calendar for you – filled with beautiful artworks and pictures exploring the theme of togetherness from the collections of cultural institutions across Europe. Enjoy and share it with your loved ones!

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black and white photograph, a girl sits at a table with many items, a man wearing a fez is standing nearby

Remembering the Jews of Arab Lands

The dissolution of the Jewish communities of the Arab world is commemorated on November 30.

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abstract painting showing a number of portraits of a man overlaid with images of paper and writing

Writing in exile: Hungarian authors in Paris and Berlin

Exploring the lives and works of Endre Ady, Gyula Illyés and Sándor Márai

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painting of a lighthouse overlooking a port

The Lanterna of Genoa, an Italian lighthouse landmark

The lighthouse of Genoa, called Lanterna, is a symbol for the city and the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean Sea.

This blog looks at lanterns, lenses and technical instruments to show the workings of the lighthouse and its evolution over time.

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colour photograph of the entrance to a stadium with the Olympic rings and flags flying

Lonkero: the Finnish long drinks invented for the 1952 Olympics

Lonkero is a type of drink invented for a sporting ocasion – the 1952 Olympic Games held in Helsinki.

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Processing trauma on screen: the Polish Film School

Let’s take a peek on how social changes of the 20th century have been reflected on pellicule.

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