Welcome to the Archives Portal Europe

The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.

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  • 249,625,386 descriptive units of archives
  • 21,338 persons and entities
  • 6840 institutions

Italy: Tavole di Biccherna collection

Highlights of the Tavole di Biccherna collection (1258-1713) kept at the Siena State Archives: covers of the registers of the Biccherna, one of Siena's oldest and most important financial bodies.

United Kingdom: the Britain Can Make It exhibition of 1946

The Britain Can Make It exhibition was organised by the Council of Industrial Design (CoID, Design Council after 1972) and held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, between 24 September and 31 December 1946.

Serbia: A Map of the Belgrade Zoo, 1939

A map of the zoo in Belgrade. In 1939, the year of the maps publication, it housed 1179 animals of 190 species, a riding academy with ponies, camels and elephants for children.

Georgia: Ancha Gospel, XII-XIII century

The Ancha Gospel is one of the unique manuscripts preserved at the National Archives of Georgia. The document was created at a time when Georgian chasing and art reached their peak. During that period different art forms were developed and educational centers were opened, where mainly literature was rewritten and translated from different languages into Georgian.

Iceland: Hayfield maps

One and a half decade into the twentieth century, the Icelandic parliament decided to have the hayfields and vegetable gardens on Icelandic farms mapped. Between 1916 and 1920, more than 5,500 such maps from 205 districts were made.

Greece: Letter regarding Acropolis of Athens

This record from 1836 shows the early efforts to restore and promote the Acropolis to remove the interventions it had suffered as well as the Greek government's efforts to have the reliefs from the temple of Apteros Nike returned fron the United Kingdom.

Joint access to European archives

By giving access to archival material from all over Europe, the Archives Portal Europe provides the opportunity to detect common relations in a comprehensive approach while at the same time reflecting the diversity of national and regional developments. Read more...

Years of collaboration and development

The Archives Portal Europe is made available through our technical investment. In particular, we have spent a considerable amount of time developing standards and tools to manage highly complex data. Read more...

Combined search facilities

In addition to a simple full text search, the Archives Portal Europe offers an advanced search concentrating on aspects such as dates as well as a navigated search for browsing through the archival material. All approaches can be followed separately or in combination. Read more...

Contact details and services

Within the section "Directory", information such as contact details or opening hours of the archival institutions can be consulted. This not only includes those institutions already featuring their archival material in the Archives Portal Europe, but also other institutions from the participating countries. Read more...