Two stories from classic literature of lovers separated by forces outside of their control.
What does it stand for? Understanding corporate abbreviations in Europe
The meaning behind the acronyms and abbreviations used to describe firms and organisations across Europe.
Take a virtual tour of Spijkennise, Duncan Laurence's home town
Let's explore Spijkennise - a small town in south Holland, home to Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence.
Star-crossed lovers in classic literature: Depictions of historical relationships in times…
Today we bring you the first two of five stories of love made impossible by physical distance - stories of longing, heartache, and yearning in European literature and art.
Easter with art & culture - 5 activities for the whole family
Here are 5 fun activities to do from home over Easter.
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.
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.
A lasting impression on museology and Egyptology: Richard Lepsius and the Neue Museum in B…
Richard Lepsius, a Prussian archaeologist, is seen as a pioneer of German Egyptology, for dispelling the idea that Ancient Egypt was a static unchanging culture.
Social distancing in cultural heritage GIFs
A humourous look at social distancing and other Coronavirus measures through cultural heritage GIFs
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.
From Folies Bergère to Order of Saint Dominic - the incredible life of Liane de Pougy
The story of Liane de Pougy: a courtesan, a princess and a saint - all in one lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#Nightingale2020: Remembering nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale 200 years after her bir…
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.