women’s rights

#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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young woman using a singer sewing machine

Singer sewing machines: production on a grand scale

The tale of the Singer company and their world-changing sewing machines is one of industrialisation, emancipation, mass production, mass marketing, and a massive impact on the world.

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The Wonder Women of Europeana: Happy International Women’s Day 2015

With International Women’s Day 2015 approaching, we’ve decided to take a look at the history of women’s rights in Europe. The rights both sexes in Europe enjoy today are the product of some hard fought battles. Europeana stores objects and images relating to a number of important activism campaigns, each of which has made important contributions to […]

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Contraceptives, buttons and much more

Written by – Ingeborg Verheul, Collection Manager – Library and Archive Atria Since a few years and to a growing extend, objects form an additional source for historical research. Digitisation makes the material easily accessible for research. The objects collection of Atria consists of over 1700 objects that are related with the Dutch and international […]

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