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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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#IndustrialHeritage - Germany: practice makes the master

A visit to Royal Mercantile College in Chemnitz from the collection of Chemnitz University of Technology (1875 to 1930s)

#Industrial Heritage - Hungary: privilege from the tailor and cropper guild of Zilah

#IndustrialHeritage - Lithuania: changing everyday life

From the collection of the Lithuanian Central State Archives (1920s to 1930s)

#IndustrialHeritage - Albania: from the mines to luxury products

Highlights from the collection of the Photographic Archive of the Central State Archives (1920s to 1940s)

ETH Zurich University Archives: The First Sketch of the Eiffel Tower

In 1884 the ETH Zurich alumn Maurice Koechlin drew a sketch of a "tower 300 m tall" – the initial idea for the later world famous Eiffel Tower constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris.

#AllezDemocracy 03 - The Slovenian independence referendum (1990)

An #AllezDemocracy special on the 1990 referendum for the independence of Slovenia, a landmark date in the history of the Balcans

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk- 3 March 1918

Coronation Diploma of King Francis Joseph I (1867)

#AllezDemocracy 02 - The Law of Epidaurus: Provisional Government of Greece

#AllezDemocracy 01 - Swiss Federal Archives: The Geneva Conventions

Lithuania: Pope Gregory XIII Bull Confirming the Establishment of the University of Vilnius

Cartographic Collection from the Croatian State Archives

Highlights from the Cartographic Collection of the Croatian State Archives, which has more than 4600 processed and analytically described cartographic items – and counting

Estonia: Krusenstern's circumnavigation of the globe, 1803-1806

Between 1803-1806 the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe took place. It sailed by way of Denmark, England, Tenerife, Brazil, Nukahiva, Kamchatka, Japan, China, St. Helena, and Scotland before making its way home.

Panorama pictures from the First World War

From the German Bundesarchiv, panoramic pictures used in combat areas during World War I

Czech Republic: A charter of Charles IV

From the National Archives of the Czech Republic, a treasure belonging to the reign of Charles IV (1316-1378), the first King of Bohemia to also become Emperor of the Holy Empire

Romania: birth of the Royal House - 150 years

With the arrival of prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in Bucharest on 10 May 1866, the Royal House of Romania was established. Karl reigned Romania for 48 years as King Carol I.

Slovenia: A Pyrrhic Victory

A Pyrrhic Victory in the Austro-Prussian War: Battle of Custoza, June 24, 1866: 150 years ago, one Slovenian infantry regiment was in the midst of the fierce battle of Custoza, fighting for the Austrians.

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.

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...